Chair of the Department of Psychology
Tyrone D. Cannon, Ph.D.
Tyrone D. Cannon, Ph.D.
Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry
Scientific Council Member (Joined 2017)
2006 Distinguished Investigator Grant
1997 Independent Investigator Grant
Tyrone D. Cannon is the Chair of the Department of Psychology as well as the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University. Dr. Cannon earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College (1985) and his doctoral degree at the University of Southern California (1990). He took his first academic appointment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he advanced to Associate Professor. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 1999 as Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, before moving to his current position at Yale in 2012. Dr. Cannon’s research addresses the interplay between psychological-level phenomena and neurobiological mechanisms as they relate to disturbances of perception, belief, motivation, and emotional processing in people with mental illness, principally schizophrenia. A primary aim of his work is to identify mechanisms underlying the emergence of psychosis during adolescence and early adulthood and to develop effective intervention and prevention strategies targeting these mechanisms.
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