Faculty News

Two Psychology Professors on 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List

Congratulations to Professors Michelle Craske and Steve Reise for making the list of the world’s most influential scientific researchers of 2019! The article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

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

2020 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)

The 2020 UCLA PURC is now accepting submissions of high quality abstracts from undergraduate students working on research within the field of psychology. The application period will close on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00PM. Please click the news item for more information and application guidelines.

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).