Dr. Deane H. Shapiro

Professor in Residence Emeritus, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Irvine, California
United States

Focus Areas

Mental Health / Psychology
Social Justice
Religion / Faith / Spirituality


Deane H. Shapiro, Jr., Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology, emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He spent several years as the Dean of Academic Affairs, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, California; as a clinical faculty member, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical School; and as co-founder and President of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. He also served as the Director of a Family and Child Community Mental Health Center in San Jose, California, and director of Outpatient Psychiatry at the UC Irvine Medical Center. He was a Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology; and was elected a Fellow, The Academy of Clinical Psychology, ABPP. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, and a recipient of a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship, Dr. Shapiro is the author/coauthor/coeditor of five books and over a hundred professional and scientific writings on eastern and western self-control strategies and psychological well-being . His articles have appeared in Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Encyclopedia of Psychology, the American Psychologist, Archives of General Psychiatry, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Shapiro’s philanthropic activities have ranged from visiting the former Soviet Union to bring supplies and encouragement to Jewish refuseniks to teaching computer literacy and English to elementary school Mexican-American children. He has established the non-profit Control Research Foundation (controlresearch.net) to fund research that promotes education and understanding regarding the positive and healthy uses of human control and self-control for individuals, families, institutions, organizations, and societies.