Daphna  Oyserman

Daphna Oyserman

Dean's Professor of Psychology, Professor of Education and Communication

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oyserman@usc.eduPhone: 213-740-2219SGM-803


Educational Psychology

Daphna Oyserman


Dr. Daphna Oyserman received a PhD in psychology and social work from the University of Michigan (1987) and served on the faculty of The Hebrew University, Jerusalem before returning to the University of Michigan, where she last held appointments as the Edwin J.Thomas Collegiate Professor of Social Work, Professor of Psychology, and Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research. She is the recipient of a W. T. Grant Faculty Scholar Award, a Humboldt Scientific Contribution Prize of the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and Society for Experimental Social Psychology.


Honors and Awards:

  • W.T. Grant Faculty Scholar (1995-2000)
  • Humboldt Scientific Contribution Prize of the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2009)
  • Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences (2009-2010)
  • Senior Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows (2012-2105)
  • Albert S. Raubenheimer Outstanding Faculty Award (in recognition of outstanding performance in teaching, scholarship and service), USC (2018)
  • Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2018)
  • American Psychological Association's (APA) 2020 Distinguished Scientist Lecturer awarded by the APA Science Directorate and Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA)  
  • Graduate Student Mentoring Award, University of Southern California (2019)
  • Fellow: American Educational Research Association; Association for Psychological Science; American Psychological Association (Division 8, Social and Personality Psychology); Society for Experimental Social Psychology; Society for Personality and Social Psychology
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