Faculty News

Prof. Tomiyama Voted President-Elect of Society for Biopsychosocial Science and Medicine

Congratulations to Professor Janet Tomiyama for being voted the 83rd President-Elect of the Society for Biopsychosocial Science and Medicine (SBSM; formerly the American Psychosomatic Society).

Prof. Krems Receives NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jaimie Krems for receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the agency’s highest honor for faculty members in the early stages of their teaching and research careers. The five-year grant will support Jaimie’s research on friendship.


Graduate News

National Graduate Student Appreciation Week

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.

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 Ian Krajbich

When we make decisions, we often don’t immediately know what to choose. What is the process by which we evaluate and compare our options? My work combines choice-process data and computational modeling to understand how we gather and process information while making preference-based decisions.

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