Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood
Bruce Hood
Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of Bristol; Author, The Self-Illusion, Founder of Speakezee

BRUCE HOOD is a British experimental psychologist who holds the Chair in Developmental Psychology in Society at the University of Bristol. He has been a research fellow at Cambridge University and University College London, a visiting scientist at MIT, and a faculty professor at Harvard. Hood has been awarded an Alfred Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Infancy Researchers, the Robert Fantz memorial award, and voted to Fellowship status by the society of American Psychological Science. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Biology (UK) and the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Hood is the author of SuperSenseThe Self Illusion, and The Domesticated Brain. He has also co-authored a highly successful undergraduate textbook called Psychology and co-edited an academic book on the development of object knowledge The Origins of Object Knowledge.

He delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2011, which were broadcast on the BBC to over 4 million viewers. He contributed to the 2014 documentary film Breath of Life, and is currently involved in the development of two upcoming science documentaries.

Hood is also the founder of Speakezee, the world’s largest academic speaker database.