Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Michelle Craske and Professor Carrie Bearden for being named among the most influential researchers worldwide this year. The Highly Cited Researchers list, compiled each year by analytics firm Clarivate, identifies scholars whose work has been cited most often in papers published by other researchers in their fields over the past decade. Researchers chosen for the 2023 list have authored studies that rank in the top 1% in the number of scholarly citations worldwide.
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Emerita Shelley Taylor for receiving the National Medal of Science at the White House on October 24, 2023. Established in 1959 by the U.S. Congress, the National Medal of Science is the highest recognition the nation can bestow on scientists and engineers. Dr. Taylor is the 12th UCLA faculty member to receive the medal.
Daniel Rosenfeld (Health & Social Areas) was quoted in a Daily Beast article titled “Inside the Tasty Mission to Get You to Eat Lab Grown Meat.” The article is available at https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-tasty-mission-to-get-you-to-eat-lab-made-meat
The F31 fellowship grant is titled “Frontocortical representations of amygdala-mediated learning under uncertainty,” with Professor Alicia Izquierdo as sponsor and Professor Tad Blair as co-sponsor.
The Winter 2024 Schedule of Classes is available for students to review to plan Winter quarter schedules. The Psychology Department is also excited to offer new Winter 2024 Enrollment Workshops to provide enrollment assistance to departmental majors (Psychology, Psychobiology, and Cognitive Science). To receive assistance with planning your winter quarter schedule, please attend an enrollment workshop or watch the recording. For additional advising questions, students should attend in-person Psychology drop-in advising in 1530 Pritzker Hall.
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.
Psychological processes do not occur in a vacuum. I am interested in understanding how social and situational contexts influence psychological factors and shape individual- and community-level health behaviors and outcomes.