Faculty News

Dr. Mays Appointed Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Black Life

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Vickie Mays for being appointed Special Advisor to the Chancellor on Black Life. Chancellor Block’s full message is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Graduate News

Congratulations to our Psychology Department graduates

Congratulations to all our Psychology Department graduates receiving the Doctor of Philosophy, the Ph.D., the highest academic degree awarded by the university. Although we are unable to hold our usual commencement activities this year, all graduates will be invited to join our Hooding Ceremony next year.

Undergrad News

Undergraduate Commencement Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the 1,215 students who will be awarded Bachelor’s Degrees this year from the UCLA Psychology Department! Although we are unable to celebrate your accomplishments in person, we are so very proud of all you have achieved during this extraordinary time. We wish our students much success and look forward to the opportunity to celebrate together in person in the future!

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 Kate Wassum

Dr. Wassum’s research is focused on understanding the neural correlates underlying motivation and decision making and how this information can be harnessed to understand and treat mental illness and substance use disorder.