Faculty News

Prof. Miller to Receive John Neale Sustained Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Greg Miller, who will receive the John Neale Sustained Mentorship Award at the September 2022 meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. The award recognizes an exceptional scholar in the field of psychopathology who has demonstrated continuous dedication to mentoring students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in the field. Notably, recipients are selected based on having “trained a number of students who have gone on to make their own independent and substantial contributions to the field of psychopathology.”


Graduate News

Maira Karan receives the Pritzker Graduate Scholar Award

Congratulations to Maira Karan (Developmental Area) for being selected by the Pritzker Committee for Excellence to receive the third annual Pritzker Graduate Scholar Award. Maira’s research focuses on characterizing the neurodevelopment of positive social behaviors, such as prosociality (e.g., helping others) and empathy (e.g., sharing in someone’s pain), during the period of adolescence. Her primary mentor is Professor Andrew Fuligni. The Pritzker Graduate Scholar Award is intended to support graduate students in the Department of Psychology who demonstrate excellence in the conduct of psychological science with the potential for high public impact. The award is a result of the extraordinary generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to the Department of Psychology.

Yrvane Pageot receives the UCLA inaugural Rising to the Challenge Graduate Summer Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Yrvane Pageot (Health Area) for being selected to receive the UCLA inaugural Rising to the Challenge Graduate Summer Research Fellowship from the UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, the Institute of American Cultures, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. The fellowship supports graduate students for research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service related to Black life.

Undergrad News

2022 Psychology Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations to the nearly 1100 students who are participating in the Psychology Undergraduate Commencement Celebration this year!

Fall 2022 Enrollment Information

Fall enrollment will start soon and the Schedule of Classes has been updated with tentative offerings for the Fall 2022 quarter.

Note that advising is extremely busy during enrollment–appointments may be more difficult to schedule and email messages may take longer to receive a response. Please be patient and know that your advisors are working extremely hard to support you and your peers during this time.

Recent Undergraduate Award Winners

Gloria Kim, a research assistant under Prof. Lauren Ng, has won the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research and Creativity. Christabelle Junaidi and Parsa Mokhtar, both 3rd year Psychobiology students, were selected to receive the prestigious Whitcome Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for biological or biochemical research in Summer 2022.

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 Bridget Callaghan

We often think of our mind and body as separate entities, one non-physical and the other physical. But how separable are they really? The Brain and Body Lab aims to find out.

Latest messages to the UCLA community

GSR – UCLA Department of Psychology

Starting date: June 20, 2022 End date: September 16, 2022 Compensation: This summer GSR position is funded at 50% time

Academic Student Opportunities

Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) – Department of Psychology – Summer 2022

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