Faculty News & Events

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.”

Professor Rissman Selected as Kavli Fellow of National Academy of Sciences

Date published: 2/23/2018

Congratulations to Professor Jesse Rissman for being selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2018.

Congratulations to Professor Jesse Rissman for being selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2018.

Professor Ray Interviewed by New York Times

Date published: 2/21/2018

Professor Lara Ray was interviewed by the New York Times about people’s tolerance for alcohol as they age. The article is titled “Do Hangovers Get Worse as We Age?” and is available on the New York Times website.

Professor Carolyn Parkinson Selected as a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow

Date published: 2/15/2018

Congratulations to Professor Carolyn Parkinson for being selected as a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. The Sloan Foundation notes that the Sloan Research Fellowships are extraordinarily competitive awards involving nominations for most of the very best early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.

Professor Adriana Galván’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/8/2018

A study by Professor Adriana Galván and psychology graduate student Sarah Tashjian, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers explain how some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. The full article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by Professor Adriana Galván and psychology graduate student Sarah Tashjian, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers explain how some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. The full article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Professor Carolyn Parkinson’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/1/2018

A study led by Professor Carolyn Parkinson, published in the journal Nature Communications, is receiving national and international news coverage. The study found that friends have exceptionally similar neural responses to naturalistic stimuli, such as videos, and that patterns of brain activity can be used to predict the "degrees of separation" between people in their real-world social network. The results suggest that we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.

A study led by Professor Carolyn Parkinson, published in the journal Nature Communications, is receiving national and international news coverage. The study found that friends have exceptionally similar neural responses to naturalistic stimuli, such as videos, and that patterns of brain activity can be used to predict the "degrees of separation" between people in their real-world social network. The results suggest that we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.

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