Faculty News & Events

Tomiyama and Hunger Research Receive International Attention

News of a new International Journal of Obesity research by Professor Janet Tomiyama and Jeffrey Hunger is featured prominently on UCLA's home page. The article "BMI does Not Equate to Good Health" is also in the UCLA Newsroom.

News of a new International Journal of Obesity research by Professor Janet Tomiyama and Jeffrey Hunger is featured prominently on UCLA's home page. The article "BMI does Not Equate to Good Health" is also in the UCLA Newsroom.

UCLA Faculty Research Lecture by Robert A. Bjork

The Los Angeles Division of the
Academic Senate of the University of California
cordially invites you to attend the
120th UCLA FACULTY RESEARCH LECTURE

“How We Learn Versus How We Think We Learn”

to be given by

Robert A. Bjork

Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Event Location: 
Schoenberg Hall
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 02/17/2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Highlighting Faculty Member Anna Lau

When a child has an emotional or behavioral problem, there are many obstacles to getting effective care. Mental health problems among youth are hard to identify, and even when identified, few parents or even health professionals are aware of effective treatments. Finally, when a child’s needs are understood, access to care is limited and barriers are pronounced for ethnic minority children.

When a child has an emotional or behavioral problem, there are many obstacles to getting effective care. Mental health problems among youth are hard to identify, and even when identified, few parents or even health professionals are aware of effective treatments. Finally, when a child’s needs are understood, access to care is limited and barriers are pronounced for ethnic minority children.

Research by Juvonen and Schacter Gain Attention

Research by Professor Jaana Juvonen and graduate student Hannah Schacter about cyberbullying was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Research by Professor Jaana Juvonen and graduate student Hannah Schacter about cyberbullying was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Galván - 2016 APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award

Professor Adriana Galván will receive the 2016 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in the area of developmental psychology.

Professor Adriana Galván will receive the 2016 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in the area of developmental psychology.

Galván - 2016 Young Investigator Award

Professor Adriana Galván will receive the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society at its April meeting.

Professor Adriana Galván will receive the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society at its April meeting.

Shams and Odegaard Research Featured

News of PLOS Computational Biology research by Professor Ladan Shams and Postdoc Brian Odegaard is on UCLA's home page.

News of PLOS Computational Biology research by Professor Ladan Shams and Postdoc Brian Odegaard is on UCLA's home page.

Highlighting New Faculty Member Tiffany Brannon

Identity for members of negatively stereotyped groups such as Latino or African Americans is linked to a variety of detrimental life outcomes. Accordingly, robust findings across social science literatures document that making identity salient in ways that connect the self to negative stereotypes undermines academic achievement and adversely affects mental and physical health. Consistent with such findings, interventions that target social disparities experienced by members of negatively stereotyped groups often focus on the ways in which identity is associated with risk and negative consequences.

Identity for members of negatively stereotyped groups such as Latino or African Americans is linked to a variety of detrimental life outcomes. Accordingly, robust findings across social science literatures document that making identity salient in ways that connect the self to negative stereotypes undermines academic achievement and adversely affects mental and physical health. Consistent with such findings, interventions that target social disparities experienced by members of negatively stereotyped groups often focus on the ways in which identity is associated with risk and negative consequences.

Professor Craske Takes on UCLA Grand Challenge

Michelle Craske is on the executive board of the second UCLA Grand Challenge, The Depression Grand Challenge.

Michelle Craske is on the executive board of the second UCLA Grand Challenge, The Depression Grand Challenge.

Memorial for Professor Wendell Jeffrey

The UCLA Department of Psychology will celebrate
The Life and Legacy of Professor Wendell Jeffrey

RSVP to carpio@psych.ucla.edu

The UCLA Department of Psychology will celebrate
The Life and Legacy of Professor Wendell Jeffrey

RSVP to carpio@psych.ucla.edu

Event Location: 
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequioa Room
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Highlighting Faculty Member Steve Lee

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conduct problems (e.g., aggression) are highly prevalent, treatment resistant, and they uniquely predict poor adolescent and adult outcomes. My research focuses on identifying factors that predict the onset, maintenance, and long-term prognosis of children with these challenges.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conduct problems (e.g., aggression) are highly prevalent, treatment resistant, and they uniquely predict poor adolescent and adult outcomes. My research focuses on identifying factors that predict the onset, maintenance, and long-term prognosis of children with these challenges.

Professor Abramson Proposed the New Affirmative Consent Law

In November 2014, California Deputy Attorney General Leif Dautch and Prof. Paul Abramson of our Department proposed that the new Affirmative Consent law regarding sexual behavior for California college campuses was too little, too late.

In November 2014, California Deputy Attorney General Leif Dautch and Prof. Paul Abramson of our Department proposed that the new Affirmative Consent law regarding sexual behavior for California college campuses was too little, too late.

Lieberman Honored by SESP

Professor Matt Lieberman received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).

Professor Matt Lieberman received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).

Highlighting New Faculty Member Craig Enders

Missing data are a pervasive research problem that cuts across a variety of substantive disciplines. For example, participants in a psychology study may refuse to answer specific questionnaire items, or patients in a longitudinal clinical trial may drop out prematurely. Applying unsophisticated analysis approaches (e.g., excluding cases with missing data) can bias estimates of associations among variables and reduce the sensitivity to detect treatment effects.

Missing data are a pervasive research problem that cuts across a variety of substantive disciplines. For example, participants in a psychology study may refuse to answer specific questionnaire items, or patients in a longitudinal clinical trial may drop out prematurely. Applying unsophisticated analysis approaches (e.g., excluding cases with missing data) can bias estimates of associations among variables and reduce the sensitivity to detect treatment effects.

Festschrift for Eran Zaidel, PhD

Festschrift for Eran Zaidel, PhD
Department of Psychology, UCLA
“Being in balance: The (dis) connected brain”

September 10, 2015 11am – 6:00pm
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB 132)
635 Charles E. Young Dr. South

For more information, see the event flyer.

Event Location: 
Neuroscience Research Building, 132
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 09/10/2015 -
11:00am to 6:00pm

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Malamuth and Farley Research Receive News Coverage

News of a new Journal of Interpersonal Violence research by Professor Neil Malamuth and Melissa Farley has received national and international news coverage .

News of a new Journal of Interpersonal Violence research by Professor Neil Malamuth and Melissa Farley has received national and international news coverage .

Galván Appointed New Jeffrey/Wenzel Term Chair

Professor Adriana Galván has been appointed the Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. The Chair was endowed by, and honors, former Department Professor Jeff Jeffrey and his wife, UCLA Professor Emerita Bernice Wenzel.

Professor Adriana Galván has been appointed the Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. The Chair was endowed by, and honors, former Department Professor Jeff Jeffrey and his wife, UCLA Professor Emerita Bernice Wenzel.

Lara Ray Appointed Fellow of APA

Professor Ray has been appointed a Fellow of APA by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ray was nominated by APA Division 50, Society for Addiction Psychology (SoAP).

Professor Ray has been appointed a Fellow of APA by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ray was nominated by APA Division 50, Society for Addiction Psychology (SoAP).

Highlighting Faculty Member Jenessa Shapiro

How do negative stereotypes undermine performance on important tasks, like SAT tests and final exams? And, if we can understand this, are there simple interventions that can protect students’ performance against the harmful effects of these stereotypes?

How do negative stereotypes undermine performance on important tasks, like SAT tests and final exams? And, if we can understand this, are there simple interventions that can protect students’ performance against the harmful effects of these stereotypes?

Research by Holyoak and Powell garners attention

Research about vaccination by Professor Keith Holyoak and grad student Derek Powell is featured on UCLA's homepage.

Research about vaccination by Professor Keith Holyoak and grad student Derek Powell is featured on UCLA's homepage.

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