I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University. I was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, an assistant professor at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, and currently am a professor at UCSB.
I am interested in social cognition, evolutionary psychology, neuropsychology, and philosophy. My research largely involves exploration of issues pertaining to social knowledge representation (self, others) and draws on both normal and patient populations.
- Klein, S. B. (in press). The two selves: The self of conscious experience and its brain. To appear in M. R. Leary & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), The Handbook of Self and Identity (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
- Klein, S.B., Roberson, T.E., & Delton, A. W. (2011). The future-orientation of memory: Planning as a key component mediating the high levels of recall found with survival processing. Memory, 19, 121-139.
- Klein, S.B.,Lax, M. L., & Gangi, C. E. (in press). Memory and self-knowledge in young adults with ADHD. Self and Identity.
- Klein, S. B., & Lax, M. L. (2010). The unanticipated resilience of trait self-knowledge in the face of neural damage. Memory, 18, 918-948.
- Klein, S.B., Lax, M. L, & Gangi, C.E. (2010). A call for an inclusive approach to the social Cognitive neurosciences. Social Cognition, 28, 747-755.
- Klein, S.B., & Gangi, C. E. (2010). The multiplicity of self: Neuropsychological evidence and its implications for the self as a construct in psychological research. The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience 2010: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1191,1-15.
- Klein, S.B., Robertson, T.E., & Delton, A.W. (2010). Facing the future: Memory as an evolved system for planning future acts. Memory & Cognition, 38, 13-22.
- Klein, S.B., Cosmides, L., Gangi, C.E., Jackson, B., Tooby, J., & Costabile, K.A. (2009). Evolution and episodic memory: An analysis and demonstration of a social function of episodic recollection. Social Cognition, 27, 283-319.
- Klein, S. B., German, T. P., Cosmides, L., & Gabriel, R. (2004). A theory of autobiographical memory: Necessary components and disorders resulting from their loss. Social Cognition, 22, 460-490.
- Klein, S. B. (2004). The cognitive neuroscience of knowing one's self. In M. A. Gazzaniga (Ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences III (pp. 1007-1089). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.