Carol Anne Tavris
Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Michigan. In her career as a writer, teacher, and lecturer, she has sought to use the contributions of psychological science to dispel some of the harms of “psychobabble.” Her book with Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) has been translated into 13 languages. Her other best-known books include the classic Anger: The misunderstood emotion; The Mismeasure of Woman; and two leading textbooks in introductory psychology. She has written hundreds of articles, essays, and book reviews on topics in psychological science for a wide array of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and the Times Literary Supplement.
Dr. Tavris has given distinguished lectureships, workshops, and keynote addresses to students, clinicians, psychologists, lawyers, judges, physicians, and general audiences around the world. In addition to serving as an expert witness, she has given invited addresses to the Council of Chief Appellate Judges and various state appellate judges’ conferences; family court judges; defense attorneys, public defenders, and other legal groups. She is a Charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a fellow of three divisions of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the editorial board of Psychological Science in the Public Interest. In 2013 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Simmons College for her work in promoting critical thinking and gender equity, and in 2015 the Media Achievement Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.