John Kihlstrom

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John Kihlstrom
John Frederick Kihlstrom

(1948-10-24) October 24, 1948 (age 73)
Alma materColgate University (AB, 1970) University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1975)
Known forResearch on hypnosis, the unconscious mind, and the self
Susan Jo Russell
(m. 1975⁠–⁠1982)

Lucy Canter Kihlstrom
(m. 1986)
AwardsAmerican Psychological Association Early Career Award (1979)
Scientific career
FieldsCognitive psychology
Social psychology
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
ThesisThe Effects of Organization and Motivation of Recall During Posthypnotic Amnesia (1975)
Doctoral advisorMartin Theodore Orne

John Frederick Kihlstrom (born October 24, 1948)[1] is an American cognitive social psychologist. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he originally began teaching in 1997.[2] In 2013, he was named the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science.[1] He is known for his research on the unconscious mind.[3][4] He was formerly the editor-in-chief of Psychological Science.[5]


  1. ^ a b Kihlstrom, John (2017). "Kihlstrom, John F.". Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer International Publishing. pp. 1–8. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2186-1. ISBN 978-3-319-28099-8.
  2. ^ "John Kihlstrom: How Students Learn: A Perspective from Cognitive and Social Psychology". GSI Teaching & Resource Center. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  3. ^ Goleman, Daniel (1992-06-23). "Your Unconscious Mind May Be Smarter Than You". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  4. ^ Patlak, Margie (1989-08-21). "Findings Suggest A 'Kinder, Gentler, More Rational...'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  5. ^ "Lindsay Named Editor in Chief of Psychological Science". APS Observer. 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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