Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Kean Hsu

Research Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of Southern California

Kean Hsu


  • Phone: 512-471-4825
  • Office: RLP 4.606
  • Campus Mail Code: Stop E9000


The role of non-valenced (e.g., attention and executive functioning) and valenced cognitive processes (e.g., cognitive biases) in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of adult unipolar depression and anxiety; mechanisms underlying psychotherapeutic interventions; general models of psychopathology.


Kean completed a B.A. in psychology (with a behavioral neuroscience specialization) at Yale University before receiving his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Southern California in 2014. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles before landing at his current position at the Mood Disorders Laboratory in Summer of 2017. His research investigates how basic cognitive processes (e.g., attention and executive functioning) impact the etiology and exacerbate symptom severity of depression and anxiety. He is also interested in examining mechanisms underlying psychotherapeutic interventions, as well as increasing awareness of issues surrounding mental health and stigma in communities that are typically under-served or under-utilize mental health services.

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