Faculty News & Events

Annette Stanton to Receive 17th Holland Distinguished Leadership Award

Date published: 12/7/2018

Congratulations to Professor Annette Stanton, who will receive another major honor this winter, the 17th Holland Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society at APOS Annual Conference in Atlanta in February 2019.

Two Professors Included in Clarivate Analytics List of “Highly Cited Researchers”

Date published: 11/30/2018

Congratulations to Professors Steve Reise and Keith Nuechterlein on being named in Clarivate Analytics list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2018. The researchers on this list rank in the top 1 percent in their fields in producing widely cited studies, indicating that their work “has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility,” according to Clarivate.

Professor Martin Monti Receives International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for Medical Research

Date published: 11/1/2018

Congratulations to Martin Monti, who was awarded the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for Medical Research, at the Vatican's Pontifical University, for his work on assessing residual cognition in patients with disorders of consciousness and on employing low intensity focused ultrasound to help patients recover consciousness after severe brain injury.

Research Professor Tara Scanlan Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Date published: 10/26/2018

Congratulations to Research Professor Tara Scanlan for receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tara was a graduate student in the program that pioneered sports psychology and across her subsequent career has been a leader in defining the discipline.

Professor Ben Karney Featured on APA Podcast

Date published: 10/25/2018

Professor Ben Karney was featured on an American Psychological Association (APA) podcast titled “Speaking of Psychology: Making Love Last and Dating in the Digital Age.”

Professor Tiffany Brannon Wrote Articles for Psychology Today and Behavioral Scientist

Date published: 10/4/2018

Professor Tiffany Brannon wrote two recent articles about diversity and inclusion on college campuses: one for Psychology Today and one for Behavioral Scientist.

Professor Tiffany Brannon wrote two recent articles about diversity and inclusion on college campuses: one for Psychology Today and one for Behavioral Scientist.

Peter Bentler Named Honorary Fellow of United International College

Date published: 9/27/2018

Congratulations to Professor Peter M. Bentler for being named an Honorary Fellow of United International College (UIC), a joint endeavor of Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University. Peter became a Fellow in June 2018. UIC is located in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China.

Alicia Izquierdo to Receive NHSN Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator

Date published: 9/24/2018

Congratulations to Alicia Izquierdo for being selected to receive the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) 2018 Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator. This award is presented to an investigator for an outstanding track record of scientific contributions and publications in the field of drug abuse.

Professor Alan Castel’s New Book

Date published: 9/6/2018

Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel on his new book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The book highlights the latest scientific research on successful aging (covering topics such as memory, brain training, happiness, and retirement), coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.

Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel on his new book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The book highlights the latest scientific research on successful aging (covering topics such as memory, brain training, happiness, and retirement), coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.

Jennifer Silvers Receives Kucharski Young Investigator Award

Date published: 8/1/2018

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Silvers on receiving the 2018 Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)! The award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Jennifer will be presented with the award at the ISDP annual meeting in November.

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Silvers on receiving the 2018 Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)! The award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Jennifer will be presented with the award at the ISDP annual meeting in November.

Annette Stanton to Receive ISBM Distinguished Scientist Award

Date published: 6/20/2018

Congratulations to Professor Annette Stanton! The International Society of Behavioral Medicine Awards Committee has named her as the recipient of the ISBM Distinguished Scientist Award. She will receive the award at the opening ceremony of ICBM 2018 (www.icbm2018.cl) on November 14, 2018, in Santiago, Chile.

Distinguished Professor David O. Sears Interviewed by Daily Bruin

Date published: 6/13/2018

The Daily Bruin interviewed Distinguished Professor David O. Sears who is retiring this month after 57 years of teaching at UCLA. The article titled “Retiring psychology professor reflects on, encourages interdisciplinary research” is available on the Daily Bruin’s website

Tiffany Brannon Receives Inaugural Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Award

Date published: 6/6/2018

Congratulations to Tiffany Brannon for receiving the inaugural Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Award! This award was created by the UCLA Undergraduate Research Centers to showcase the excellent faculty that mentor UCLA’s undergraduates in research and creative activities.

Chris Dunkel Schetter to Receive Nathan W. Perry Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology

Date published: 5/17/2018

Congratulations to Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter, who received the 2018 Nathan W. Perry Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology from the Society for Health Psychology (Div 38) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (August, 2018, San Francisco).   

Jaana Juvonen and Jennifer Silvers Wrote Op-Ed for Washington Post

Date published: 5/16/2018

Professors Jaana Juvonen and Jennifer Silvers wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Separating children from parents at the border isn’t just cruel. It’s torture.” The article is available on the Washington Post’s website.

Professors Jaana Juvonen and Jennifer Silvers wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Separating children from parents at the border isn’t just cruel. It’s torture.” The article is available on the Washington Post’s website.

Carolyn Parkinson Receives 2017-18 Life Sciences Excellence Award

Date published: 5/1/2018

Congratulations to Carolyn Parkinson for receiving the 2017-18 Life Sciences Excellence Award for Outstanding Research Publication for her paper, “Similar Neural Responses Predict Friendship.”

Denise Chavira Receives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

Date published: 3/28/2018

Congratulations to Professor Denise Chavira for receiving the 2017-18 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for Community Service and Praxis. This award honors “a faculty member who has built solid, lasting, and meaningful partnerships with community groups and organizations who have a significant impact on the diversity of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.”

Michelle Craske Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education Article

Date published: 3/23/2018

Professor Michelle Craske was featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “In a Fight Against Depression, UCLA Relies on Technology.” The article is available on the Chronicle’s website.

Patricia Greenfield Wrote Op-Ed for Miami Herald

Date published: 3/22/2018

Professor Patricia Greenfield wrote an opinion piece in the Miami Herald about violent video games and assault weapons in the U.S. The op-ed is available on the Miami Herald's website.

Professor Martie Haselton’s New Book Receives Media Attention

Date published: 3/8/2018

Congratulations to Professor Martie Haselton on her new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones — how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser.”

Congratulations to Professor Martie Haselton on her new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones — how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser.”

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