Faculty News & Events

Professor Sears Receives SPSP Career Contribution Award

Date published: 2/14/2017

Congratulations to Professor David Sears for receiving a Career Contribution Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. This award honors a scholar who has made major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas. Recipients are recognized for distinguished scholarly contributions across long and productive careers.

Congratulations to Professor David Sears for receiving a Career Contribution Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. This award honors a scholar who has made major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas. Recipients are recognized for distinguished scholarly contributions across long and productive careers.

Professor Shams Appeared on CBC TV Show "Myth or Science: The Secrets of our Senses”

Date published: 2/10/2017

Professor Ladan Shams appeared on a documentary about the human senses on CBC Television (public TV in Canada). The show, "Myth or Science: The Secrets of our Senses,” aired on January 26. Her segment featured an interview and demonstration of an illusion studied in her lab.

Professor Ladan Shams appeared on a documentary about the human senses on CBC Television (public TV in Canada). The show, "Myth or Science: The Secrets of our Senses,” aired on January 26. Her segment featured an interview and demonstration of an illusion studied in her lab.

Professor Tomiyama to Receive 2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Award

Date published: 2/7/2017

Congratulations to Professor A. Janet Tomiyama for being selected as a 2017 recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact her work is already having in the field of psychological science. The award was created in honor of Janet Taylor Spence to laud the creativity and innovative work of scientists who represent the future promise and potential of psychological science.

Congratulations to Professor A. Janet Tomiyama for being selected as a 2017 recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact her work is already having in the field of psychological science. The award was created in honor of Janet Taylor Spence to laud the creativity and innovative work of scientists who represent the future promise and potential of psychological science.

Professor Lara Ray’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/2/2017

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Lara Ray, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that an anti-inflammatory drug primarily used in Japan to treat asthma could help people overcome alcoholism by reducing cravings for alcohol. The research was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Lara Ray, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that an anti-inflammatory drug primarily used in Japan to treat asthma could help people overcome alcoholism by reducing cravings for alcohol. The research was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Ramirez and Silvers Named 2016 APS Rising Stars

Date published: 1/27/2017

Professors Gerardo Ramirez and Jennifer Silvers have been named 2016 Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD.

Professor Ray to Receive 2017 APA Distinguished Scientific Award

Date published: 1/3/2017

Professor Lara Ray has been selected to receive the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research.

Professor Lara Ray has been selected to receive the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research.

Professor Hakwan Lau’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 12/22/2016

Research by Professor Hakwan Lau on a new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The research was published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour, and it was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Research by Professor Hakwan Lau on a new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The research was published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour, and it was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Johnson's Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 12/19/2016

Research by UCLA psychologists, including Professor Scott Johnson, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences. The findings help advance understanding of social cognition and social development.

Research by UCLA psychologists, including Professor Scott Johnson, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences. The findings help advance understanding of social cognition and social development.

Blaisdell Appeared on Netflix Show "White Rabbit Project"

Date published: 12/15/2016

Professor Aaron Blaisdell made an appearance as an expert in Psychology and Animal Behavior on a Netflix show released on December 9th called White Rabbit Project.

Professor Aaron Blaisdell made an appearance as an expert in Psychology and Animal Behavior on a Netflix show released on December 9th called White Rabbit Project.

Monti Recognized by Wired

Date published: 12/12/2016

In its “Best of 2016” edition, Wired, which reported on the brain stimulation research by Martin Monti and Paul Vesta, praises Dr. Monti’s work as the eighth best thing that happened in 2016. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/good-things-2016

Bower Appointed to Solomon Professorship

Date published: 10/21/2016

Professor Julie Bower has been appointed to the George F. Solomon Professorship of Psychobiology in the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.

Professor Julie Bower has been appointed to the George F. Solomon Professorship of Psychobiology in the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.

A Celebration Event in Honor of the Ongoing Career of Bruce L. Baker

A symposium on children and families at risk

A symposium on children and families at risk

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Jan Popper Theater
Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 11/18/2016 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm

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Izquierdo Selected as a Kavli Fellow

Date published: 9/29/2016

Associate Professor Alicia Izquierdo has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2016.

Associate Professor Alicia Izquierdo has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2016.

Monti's Research Receive Media Coverage

Date published: 9/8/2016

Professor Martin Monti’s latest research on using thalamic ultrasound stimulation to help post coma patients recover has been getting a lot of media coverage.

Professor Martin Monti’s latest research on using thalamic ultrasound stimulation to help post coma patients recover has been getting a lot of media coverage.

Sears Receive Career Contribution Award

Date published: 9/1/2016

Congratulations to Professor David Sears on receiving the Career Contribution Award of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He joins Anne Peplau and Jim Sidanius as previous members of our faculty who have received this prestigious award.

Congratulations to Professor David Sears on receiving the Career Contribution Award of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He joins Anne Peplau and Jim Sidanius as previous members of our faculty who have received this prestigious award.

Tomiyama and Dunkel Schetter Awarded at APA

Date published: 8/11/2016

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Chris Dunkel Schetter received awards at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention held in Denver, CO on August 4-7, 2016.

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Chris Dunkel Schetter received awards at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention held in Denver, CO on August 4-7, 2016.

Professor Shams Interviewed by Wired Magazine

Date published: 7/15/2016

Professor Ladan Shams was interviewed by Wired Magazine about multisensory perception and is quoted in an article titled "Your senses are talking behind your back."

Professor Ladan Shams was interviewed by Wired Magazine about multisensory perception and is quoted in an article titled "Your senses are talking behind your back."

Annette Stanton Research Featured on Instagram

Date published: 6/23/2016

Professor Stanton's research was featured on Instagram by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) on June 5, 2016.

Professor Stanton's research was featured on Instagram by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) on June 5, 2016.

Research by Greenfield and Sherman Gain Media Attention

Date published: 6/17/2016

NIH-funded Psychological Science research by Professor Patricia Greenfield, graduate student Lauren Sherman, and Psychiatry Professor Mirella Dapretto is featured prominently on UCLA’s home page and is featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

NIH-funded Psychological Science research by Professor Patricia Greenfield, graduate student Lauren Sherman, and Psychiatry Professor Mirella Dapretto is featured prominently on UCLA’s home page and is featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

Kennedy selected as Hellman Fellow

Date published: 6/9/2016

Assistant Professor Pam Kennedy has been selected as a 2016-17 UCLA Hellman Fellow. The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established through the kind generosity of the Hellman Fellows Fund to help promising assistant professors with their research and creative endeavors, in hopes of promoting career advancement and enhancing their progress toward tenure.

Assistant Professor Pam Kennedy has been selected as a 2016-17 UCLA Hellman Fellow. The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established through the kind generosity of the Hellman Fellows Fund to help promising assistant professors with their research and creative endeavors, in hopes of promoting career advancement and enhancing their progress toward tenure.

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