Peter Salovey

Yale University President & Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Peter Salovey

After completing his undergraduate education at Stanford University, Peter Salovey received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yale University in 1986 and was appointed to the faculty in the same year. He is the 23rd president of Yale University, the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, and professor of Epidemiology and Public Health. His presidential term began in July 2013. To read his full biography, please visit http://president.yale.edu/about-president-salovey.

Education

  • PhD, Yale University, 1986
  • MA, Stanford University, 1980
  • BA, Stanford University, 1980

Achievements

Carson Scholars Fund Leadership Award
2011
DEd, doctorate honoris causa, University of Pretoria, South Africa
2009
Exceptional Lifetime Achievement Award
International Conference on Advances in Management
2009
Elected member
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
2009
American Psychological Association, G. Stanley Hall Lecturer
2008
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Excellence Award
2005
Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal
Graduate School Alumni Association, Yale University
2004
The Lex Hixon ‘63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences
2002

Editorships

Guilford Press series on Emotions and Social Behavior
Editor
Oxford University Press Companion to the Affective Sciences, 2005-2008
Associate Editor
Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, Sage Publications, 2001-2003
Section Editor
Emotion, 2000-2002
Associate Editor
Review of General Psychology, 1996-2002
Founding Editor
Oxford University Press Handbook of Affective Science, 1998-2002
Section Editor
APA-Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1996-1999
Associate Editor
Psychological Bulletin, 1991-1996
Associate Editor