Michael J. Beran, Ph.D.

Dr. Beran is Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and the Associate Director of the Language Research Center at Georgia State.  He received his B.A. from Oglethorpe University in 1997, his M.A. in 1999, and his Ph.D. in 2002, both from Georgia State. 

He is a Fellow of Division 3 and Division 6 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.  He was the inaugural Duane M. Rumbaugh Fellow at Georgia State University.  He received the Brenda A. Milner award from the APA in 2005, and he was elected to Psi Chi in 1995 while an undergraduate.  He has served as the President and the Treasurer of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology and on the Executive Councils of Division 3 and Division 6 of the APA and the Executive Council of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).  He is the president elect of SEPA for 2017-2018 and he is president-elect of the Society for Comparative Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience (Division 6 of the APA). He currently serves as co-editor of Animal Behavior and Cognition and serves on the editorial boards of Cognition, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, the Journal of Comparative Psychology, Animal Cognition, Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, Learning & Behavior, Frontiers in Comparative Psychology, PsycCRITIQUES, and the International Journal of Comparative PsychologyClick here for his full CV. 

He regularly teaches Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Natural Science Foundations of Psychology, and special topics courses such as his course on the Psychology of Good and Bad Decision Making.  He previously was an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Spelman College from 2002-2005.

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