Faculty News

Prof. Sumner Elected to Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Congratulations to Associate Professor Jen Sumner for being elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR). ABMR is the premier honorary scientific organization for scientists working at the interface of behavior and medicine.

Two Professors Included on Clarivate List of Most Highly Cited Researchers

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.


Graduate News

Congratulations to the following Social Area graduate students for receiving Political Psychology Fellowships: Alexair Gonzalez, Riley Marshall, Gil Moreu, Ryan Sabillo, and Sydney Tran

Congratulations to Alexair Gonzalez, Riley Marshall, Gil Moreu, Ryan Sabillo, and Sydney Tran for receiving Political Science Fellowships. This fellowship is awarded to doctoral students specializing in political psychology, the study of mass politics, and/or intergroup relations, who are enrolled in either the Psychology or Political Science departments.

Congratulations to Ashley Crawley who received a National Institute on Drug Abuse F31 fellowship grant

Ashley Crawley (BNS Area) received a National Institute on Drug Abuse F31 fellowship grant titled “Dopaminergic projections to the amygdala in goal-directed and habit learning,” with Professor Kate Wassum as sponsor.

Undergrad News

Spring 2024 Enrollment

The Spring 2024 Schedule of Classes is available for students to review to plan Spring quarter schedules. The Psychology Department is also excited to offer new Spring 2024 Enrollment Workshops to provide enrollment assistance to departmental majors (Psychology, Psychobiology, and Cognitive Science). To receive assistance with planning your Spring 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.

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

Highlighting Faculty Member Steve Bennoun

How can university instructors best support student learning in their classrooms, in particular in mathematics courses? More specifically, how can one can implement interleaving in college courses in order to enhance student learning?

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