Dr. Jonathan Schooler


Dr. Schooler earned his BA at Hamilton College in 1981 and his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1987.  He has been a professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at UCSB since 2007 (https://labs.psych.ucsb.edu/schooler/jonathan/).

Jonathan pursues research on consciousness, memory, the relationship between language and thought, problem-solving, and decision-making. He is particularly interested in exploring phenomena that intersect between the empirical and the philosophical such as how fluctuations in people’s awareness of their experience mediate mind-wandering and how exposing individuals to philosophical positions alters their behavior.