Faculty News

Three Assistant Professors Selected as 2022-23 UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows

Congratulations to Assistant Professors Bridget Callaghan, Dave Clewett, and Lauren Ng for being selected as 2022-23 UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows. The program provides support and encouragement for the research of promising Assistant Professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

Prof. Du Elected to Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Han Du for being elected to the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP). SMEP is a small elective society, and membership is limited to 65 regular active members. It was founded in 1960 as an organization of researchers interested in multivariate quantitative methods and their application to substantive problems in psychology and related fields.


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 and empathy, during the period of adolescence. 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


Dr. Lauren Ng, PI of the TRUST Lab (https://nglab.psych.ucla.edu/), is seeking to hire one part time (24%) graduate student researcher

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

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