PBS Faculty at the top of independent, machine-learning ranking of academic influence

October 15, 2021

Distinguished UCSB Professors Leda Cosmides (Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences) and John Tooby (Dept. of Anthropology) are ranked #1 and #2 top influential thinkers in Psychology over the last 30 years (1990-2020) according to AcademicInfluence.com, an independent website that uses artificial intelligence to aggregate and weigh scholarly information and citations from varied sources including periodicals, journals, Wikipedia, Crossref, and global media outlets in 15 different languages. Drs. Cosmides and Tooby also ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in Evolutionary Psychology—the field of Psychology they pioneered—and #4 and #5 in Cognitive Sciences. 

See the full list of top thinkers in Psychology (1990-2020) here

See more about their methodology here