Psychologist elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Author: Iqbal Pittalwala
March 5, 2024

Weiwei Zhang, an associate professor of psychology at UC Riverside, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, or APS, the scientific home of thousands of psychological science researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students from around the world. 

Weiwei Zhang
Weiwei Zhang.

Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made “sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application.” Zhang is one of 56 APS members nominated last year for the honor

Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Nankai University in China in 1997, a master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from Beijing University in China in 2000, and a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from the University of Iowa in 2007. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Davis, he joined the UCR faculty in 2012.

The research program in his laboratory, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Aging, focuses on perception, attention, memory, and higher cognition in healthy and clinical populations using multiple cognitive neuroscience methods.