Faculty News

Denise Chavira Receives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

Congratulations to Professor Denise Chavira for receiving the 2017-18 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for Community Service and Praxis. This award honors “a faculty member who has built solid, lasting, and meaningful partnerships with community groups and organizations who have a significant impact on the diversity of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.”

Graduate News

Danielle Smith receives the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Danielle Smith (Developmental Area) for receiving the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants! Only 5 graduate students are chosen each year to receive this prestigious teaching award, which honors individuals who exhibit leadership in teaching and public service and bring respect and admiration to the scholarship of teaching.

Undergrad News

2018 Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference

The 27th annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) will be on May 4, 2018.  Students from across the nation will be presenting posters in the Bruin Reception Room of Ackerman Union and conducting paper talks in Franz Hall. Stay tuned for a full schedule of times and presenters so you can attend and learn more!

Faculty Spotlight

Highlighting Faculty Member Avishek Adhikari

We are studying critical survival responses to evade life-threatening danger, such as asphyxiation. Unfortunately, the circuits that control escape to these threats can also induce panic attacks. We investigate the mechanisms underlying both adaptive escape as well as maladaptive panic attacks.
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