• born in france
  • grew up in palo alto, ca
  • attended gunn high school
  • attended carleton college
  • attended ut-austin
  • worked at wash u
  • now at uc davis
interests and curiosities

  • prime numbers
  • used bookstores
  • islands
  • most mammals
  • swimming holes
  • external validity
  • road trips

CV (Last Updated: May 2017)


Simine Vazire is an associate professor in the department of psychology at UC Davis. She is the director of the Personality and Self-Knowledge laboratory. She is the co-founder and current president of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, a senior editor at Collabra: Psychology, and editor in chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation, and examines accuracy and bias in people’s perceptions of their own behavior and personality. She also conducts meta-science examining how people interpret scientific findings, and tracking trends in the methods and results of published studies in psychology over time. She teaches and blogs about research methods and reproducibility.