Professor Miller Elected to Executive Board

Department Chair Greg Miller has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.

Department Chair Greg Miller has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.

Announcing the First Annual Diversity Weekend

Announcing the First Annual Diversity Weekend

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce its inaugural Diversity Weekend scheduled for April 8-10, 2015, on the Minneapolis campus.

Professors featured in Top UCLA stories of 2014

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Aaron Blaisdell were featured in 2 of the 25 Top UCLA Stories of 2014

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Aaron Blaisdell were featured in 2 of the 25 Top UCLA Stories of 2014

Nim Tottenham - 2015 APA Distinguished Scientific Award

UCLA Associate Professor Nim Tottenham has been selected to receive the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

UCLA Associate Professor Nim Tottenham has been selected to receive the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

Highlighting Faculty Member Alicia Izquierdo

I study the neural basis of reward learning and addiction. My research interests span basic questions on the mechanisms of choices involving cost-benefit analyses to the development of novel preclinical models of addiction.

I study the neural basis of reward learning and addiction. My research interests span basic questions on the mechanisms of choices involving cost-benefit analyses to the development of novel preclinical models of addiction.

Lara Ray featured on Meet the Researcher

Lara Ray is featured in the “Meet the Researcher” series by the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network. Each quarter RSA and the ATTC Network profile researchers whose work has made some difference in our lives. www.attcnetwork.org/explore/priorityareas/science/meet_researchers

Jenessa Shapiro Recipient of Sage Young Scholar Award

Congratulations to Jenessa Shapiro, whom the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology has just named a recipient of the Sage Young Scholar Award. This award is given to 5 top young social psychologists in the field each year.

Congratulations to Jenessa Shapiro, whom the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology has just named a recipient of the Sage Young Scholar Award. This award is given to 5 top young social psychologists in the field each year.

Peter Bentler receive Lifetime Achievement Award

In summer 2014, Peter Bentler received the Lifetime Achievement (Career) Award from the Psychometric Society. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence in psychometric research over a minimum of 25 years, as evidenced by important publications, invited/keynote talks at relevant conferences, and professional service.

In summer 2014, Peter Bentler received the Lifetime Achievement (Career) Award from the Psychometric Society. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence in psychometric research over a minimum of 25 years, as evidenced by important publications, invited/keynote talks at relevant conferences, and professional service.

Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury on KPCC

Professors Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury were featured on KPCC’s Take Two radio show, talking about their book titled “Love Me Slender: How smart couples team up to lose weight, exercise more and stay healthy together.”

Professors Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury were featured on KPCC’s Take Two radio show, talking about their book titled “Love Me Slender: How smart couples team up to lose weight, exercise more and stay healthy together.”

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference 2015

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on May 8, 2015. Any current undergraduate student working on research in a field of Psychology is welcome to apply.

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on May 8, 2015. Any current undergraduate student working on research in a field of Psychology is welcome to apply.

Highlighting Faculty Member Jaana Juvonen

My goal is to identify conditions that affect the development of peer relationships because positive social ties promote well-being. Children learn unique social skills (e.g., how to negotiate conflicts, how to provide support) through their friendships, and teens who are accepted by their peers become happier and healthier adults than those who are ignored, rejected or bullied by their classmates.

My goal is to identify conditions that affect the development of peer relationships because positive social ties promote well-being. Children learn unique social skills (e.g., how to negotiate conflicts, how to provide support) through their friendships, and teens who are accepted by their peers become happier and healthier adults than those who are ignored, rejected or bullied by their classmates.

2014 APA Dissertation Research Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award!

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 (newsroom.ucla.edu). It was also among UCLA’s “Top Stories of the Week”. The study has garnered some attention from several websites.

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.

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