Ann Kring

Professor and Chair of psychology

Ann M. Kring is Professor and Chair of psychology and former director of the campus's Clinical Science Program and Psychology Clinic. She received a B.S. from Ball State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her current research focus is on emotion and psychopathology, with a specific interest in the emotional features of schizophrenia, including the negative symptoms, decision making, and the linkage between cognition and emotion. In addition, she studies emotion in healthy people, with a focus on individual differences in expressive behavior, gender differences, and the linkages between social context and emotion. She has received numerous awards, including a Young Investigator award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Joseph Zubin Memorial Fund Award, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley. She is past president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology and president elect of the Society for Affective Science. She has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Cognition and Emotion, and as a member of the editorial board for Schizophrenia Bulletin, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and Applied and Preventive Psychology, Emotion, and Journal of Research in Personality. She is the author eight books and several scholarly papers in the top journals in the field.