Faculty News

Remembering Morton P. Friedman

With sadness, the Department of Psychology at UCLA reports that Morton P. Friedman, a key figure in this Department's emergence to national prominence, passed away during Fall 2019.

Graduate News

Marissa Ogren receives NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award

Congratulations to Marissa Ogren (Developmental Area), who received a NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award, "The Development of Early Emotion Understanding: Investigating the Role of Language,” co-supervised by Scott Johnson and Catherine Sandhofer.

Undergrad News

Updates to Student Advising

During this period, as UCLA transitions to online learning and limits the number of people on campus, our office in 2812 LSB is closed for in person advising. We will be conducting remote advising services. We strongly recommend communicating with our office via email initially to address student advising concerns. Please click this news item for more information. Our undergraduate advising email address is undergraduate@psych.ucla.edu. Please include your name and UID in all emails.

Transforming Psychology

A New Era for UCLA Psychology

Please visit our Transforming Psychology website for information about exciting plans to transform UCLA’s iconic Psychology Tower (now named Pritzker Hall) into a collaborative, modern learning and research environment for one of the nation’s top psychology departments.

Faculty Spotlight


Dr. Benjamin Karney’s research examines how intimate relationships succeed and fail. Specifically, his work emphasizes how forces external to couples and beyond their control (like stress and socioeconomic status) affect processes within the couple (like communication and satisfaction).