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Highlighting New Faculty Member Jesse Rissman
My research uses behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to study the mechanisms of human memory. A core focus is on understanding how the brain flexibly regulates the formation, maintenance, and retrieval of memories depending on our present circumstances and behavioral goals.
Highlighting Faculty Member Denise Chavira
My research has focused on understanding the causes of child and adolescent anxiety, examining the impact of culture on psychopathology, and developing effective ways to extend psychosocial interventions to underserved groups.
Animals In Research
This week, the Department of Psychology received a number of post cards, phone calls and emails from individuals opposed to research being conducted by Professor David Jentsch and his students. They expressed their objection to the use of animals in this research, which is on the biological bases of various forms of mental illness. They claim that the work is bad science and does not need to be done on animals. We believe that both assertions are incorrect.
Highlighting New Cognitive Area Faculty Member Martin M. Monti
What makes us distinctly human? The answer lies within the 100 billion neurons that make one of the most mysterious and complex objects in nature: the human brain. My research focuses on two questions addressing the most characterizing aspects of being human: (a) What is the relationship (if any) tying language and thought? and (b)What is consciousness and how is it lost and recovered after severe brain injury?
Introducing New Health Psychology Assistant Professor Janet Tomiyama
The United States along with much of the world is facing a health crisis. Chronic diseases have replaced acute diseases as the main health threats that face Americans, and America’s aging population exacerbates this crisis. What can we do to improve health in our country—and what type of research is needed to help us find a solution?
Psychology Diversity Science Initiative Lecture Series
2012-2013 Lecture Dates Scheduled Aversive Racism and Racial Biases Among Healthcare Providers by Dr. Jack F. Dovidio on November 15th
Professor Matt Lieberman's Research in Psychological Science
Which ads are winners? Your brain knows better than you do. Study on smokers' brains may mark dawn of a new age in advertising.
Robert A. Bjork SEP Honor
Distinguished Professor Robert A. Bjork was awarded the Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 107th meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, an honorary society that was founded by E. B. Titchener in 1904.
Professor and Associate Dean Carlos Grijalva receives UCLA’s 2011-2012 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Award
The Academic Senate proudly acknowledges Carlos' contributions towards a diverse, impartial, and inclusive academic environment at UCLA.
Psychology Diversity Science Initiative Lecture Series
Guest speaker Dr. Susan T. Fiske from Princeton University on Thursday, May 31 at 4:00 pm "Varieties of (De)Humanizing - Divided by Status & Competition"
UCLA Academic Senate Program Review
Psychology will be hosting a Review Team on March 15th and 16th for the department's 8-Year Program Review.
Diversity Science Initiative Lecture Series
Guest speaker Dr. Raul Caetano from University of Texas Southwestern on Thursday, March 8 at 4:00 pm "Drinking, Alcohol Problems and Ethnicity in the U.S.: A Focus on Whites, Blacks and Hispanics"
SAGE Young Scholars Award
Assistant Professor Naomi Eisenberger received the 2011 SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.
Ugandan Delegation Visits UCLA
The Psychology and Athletic Departments teamed up to have a two-day event to teach four visiting Ugandan basketball coaches about Coach Wooden and see DVDs of him actively teaching in our department.
Diversity Science Initiative Lecture Series
Guest speaker Dr. Ilan Meyer from UCLA Williams Institute on Thursday, February 9 at 4:00 pm "Minority Stress and the Health of Sexual Minorities"
Ceremony Dedicating the Jeffrey/Wenzel Conference Room
On October 25, 2011, the Department hosted a festive reception to celebrate the naming of Franz Hall 3461 in honor of Professors Emeritus Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel.
Professor Ed Geiselman
UCLA Today Interview
Congratulations to Professor Matthew Lieberman!
2011 Gold Shield Faculty Prize Recipient
Twelfth Jeffrey Lecture on Cognitive Neuroscience
Presented by Dr. BJ Casey on January 26, 2012
Michael J. Goldstein Memorial Lecture: Thursday, April 14, 2011
“Emotion Dysregulation, Stress Reactivity, and Risk for Depression: An Integrative Perspective”
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