News and Events

Welcome Incoming Class of 2014!

We were proud to welcome 26 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 30, 2014!

We were proud to welcome 26 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 30, 2014!

Yuen Huo and Felix Danbold's Research Garner Attention

Social Psychological and Personality Science research by Professor Yuen Huo and Graduate Student Felix Danbold is featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom (http://newsroom.ucla.edu/topics/nation). It was also among UCLA’s “Top Stories of the Week”. The study has garnered some attention from several websites.

Highlighting Faculty Member Philip Kellman

How do we get knowledge of the world around us? We take perception for granted because it (usually) works so well. But understanding perception is a deep, fascinating, and challenging effort. My research focuses on visual perception and its connections to thinking and learning. In recent years, these efforts have led to perceptual and adaptive learning technologies that can dramatically accelerate expertise in many domains.

How do we get knowledge of the world around us? We take perception for granted because it (usually) works so well. But understanding perception is a deep, fascinating, and challenging effort. My research focuses on visual perception and its connections to thinking and learning. In recent years, these efforts have led to perceptual and adaptive learning technologies that can dramatically accelerate expertise in many domains.

The "Shellshock" Bash Vulnerability

Mac and Linux users in the Psychology department should be aware of "Shellshock", a critical security flaw that affects many UNIX/Linux-based computers. In most cases, updating the software on your computer and rebooting should resolve the issue.

Mac and Linux users in the Psychology department should be aware of "Shellshock", a critical security flaw that affects many UNIX/Linux-based computers. In most cases, updating the software on your computer and rebooting should resolve the issue.

Phil Goff Appeared on O'Reilly Factor

Professor Phillip Goff appeared as a commentator on the Fox News O'Reilly Factor TV show on September 25, related to the resignation of US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Professor Phillip Goff appeared as a commentator on the Fox News O'Reilly Factor TV show on September 25, related to the resignation of US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Research by Nestojko and Bjork receive international coverage

The article, titled “Expecting to teach enhances learning and organization of knowledge in free recall of text passages” (Nestojko, Bui, Kornell, Bjork), appeared in Memory & Cognition.

The article, titled “Expecting to teach enhances learning and organization of knowledge in free recall of text passages” (Nestojko, Bui, Kornell, Bjork), appeared in Memory & Cognition.

Highlighting Faculty Member Lara Ray

Dr. Lara Ray received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During her graduate degree she completed interdisciplinary training in behavioral genetics and neuroscience. Dr. Ray completed a predoctoral clinical internship at Brown University Medical School where she stayed for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. After her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Ray joined the faculty at the UCLA Clinical Psychology Program where she is currently an Associate Professor.

Dr. Lara Ray received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During her graduate degree she completed interdisciplinary training in behavioral genetics and neuroscience. Dr. Ray completed a predoctoral clinical internship at Brown University Medical School where she stayed for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. After her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Ray joined the faculty at the UCLA Clinical Psychology Program where she is currently an Associate Professor.

Greenfield and Uhls research garner national news coverage

Research by Professor Patricia Greenfield and Graduate Student Yalda Uhls is featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

Psychology Faculty - Winners of SPSP Awards

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) has awarded Anne Peplau the 2014 Career Contribution Award and Matt Lieberman the 2014 Media Book Prize for the Promotion of Social & Personal Science.

2014 UCLA Psychology Commencement Video

Seven hundred and fifteen students participated in the Psychology Undergraduate Commencement Celebration on Saturday, June 14th, 2014. We wish our students much success in their futures!

Seven hundred and fifteen students participated in the Psychology Undergraduate Commencement Celebration on Saturday, June 14th, 2014. We wish our students much success in their futures!

Fac Tech 2014

Faculty Members, please join us for a technology "speed dating" session as we begin the fall quarter.

Faculty Members, please join us for a technology "speed dating" session as we begin the fall quarter.

Event Location: 
Franz Computer Lab 3351
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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All Staff Picnic August 14

Please mark your calendars for some fun and camaraderie! The tenth annual UCLA All-Staff Picnic, jointly sponsored by the UCLA Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Office, is scheduled for August 14, 2014. It will be held in Dickson Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Remember to pick up your ticket in order to receive a FREE box lunch. Please visit the Staff Assembly website for more information.

Event Location: 
Dickson Plaza
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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UCLA Box file storage and sharing

UCLA has partnered with Box.com to provide a safe and secure method for you to store and share files with anyone, on any device, using your UCLA Logon ID.  The regular enterprise level of service is available to faculty, staff and students at no cost.  Please read the "Getting Started" instructions from IT services.  When you're ready you'll access your box account from: ucla.box.com

Highlighting Faculty Member Ted Robles

We know that having happy, high quality social relationships is good for our physical health. We also know that unhappy, distressed social relationships are related to poorer physical health. My research focuses on how social relationships “get under our skin” to affect our physical health.

We know that having happy, high quality social relationships is good for our physical health. We also know that unhappy, distressed social relationships are related to poorer physical health. My research focuses on how social relationships “get under our skin” to affect our physical health.

Psychology Department Featured on Daily Bruin Radio

Daily Bruin Radio spoke with students to explore why Psychology majors are so popular.

Daily Bruin Radio spoke with students to explore why Psychology majors are so popular.

Stan Schein and Martin Monti Honored at Life Science Award Ceremony

Professor Schein was selected for the Life Science Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Full Professor and Professor Monti was selected for the Life Science Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Assistant Professor. They were both honored at the Life Science Award Ceremony and Reception on June 3.

Maintenance/Downtime for Department Copiers and Grad Lab

Please note the maintenance window below.

Please note the maintenance window below.

Psychology Computer Labs closed for Summer 2014

Due to a major HVAC renovation, the undergrad computer labs will be closed for SUMMER 2014.

Due to a major HVAC renovation, the undergrad computer labs will be closed for SUMMER 2014.

Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado Receives Award

Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado, a second year Developmental graduate student, was recently awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The award is highly competitive and only 60 awards are given out nationally.

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