Date published: 08/01/22
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.
Date published: 07/07/22
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.
Date published: 06/28/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Greg Miller, who will receive the John Neale Sustained Mentorship Award at the September 2022 meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. The award recognizes an exceptional scholar in the field of psychopathology who has demonstrated continuous dedication to mentoring students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty in the field. Notably, recipients are selected based on having “trained a number of students who have gone on to make their own independent and substantial contributions to the field of psychopathology.”
Date published: 06/16/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Michelle Craske for being named Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for exceptional achievements. She is one of 33 Australians who won the Officer designation this year. The Order of Australia “is the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of our community at a national level.” An investiture ceremony will take place in the fall.
Date published: 06/13/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor Andy Christensen on being named a recipient of the 2021-2022 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award. The award is funded from a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement.
Date published: 06/09/22
Congratulations to Assistant Professor (soon-to-be Associate Professor) Jen Silvers on receiving the Flux Society’s 2022 Young Investigator Award in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. The award, supported by Kennedy Krieger Institute, recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers.
Date published: 06/08/22
Congratulations to Assistant Professors Dave Clewett and Amanda Montoya for receiving 2022 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Awards. These awards honor the considerable dedication of faculty mentors who have served as effective research mentors to undergraduate students.
Date published: 06/01/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor Bernie Weiner for receiving the 2022 Distinguished Contribution to Motivation Science Award from the Society for the Science of Motivation. The award is given to a senior scientist who has made a major theoretical and/or empirical contribution to motivation science.
Date published: 05/27/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Patricia Greenfield for receiving the 2021-22 Career Commitment to Diversity DEI Award from the UCLA Academic Senate. This award honors a faculty member who, over time, has truly excelled across teaching, service, and scholarship that fosters diversity.
Date published: 05/06/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor Robert Bjork for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Established by an Act of Congress and signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the Academy is charged with providing advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Membership in the Academy is one of the highest honors a scientist in the United States can receive. More information is available at the UCLA Newsroom.
Date published: 05/04/22
Congratulations to Professor Ben Karney on being awarded the 2022 Berscheid-Hatfield Award for Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement from the International Association for Relationship Research. This award honors the distinguished scientific achievements of scholars who are in the middle stages of their careers, that is, between 10 and 25 years post-Ph.D.
Date published: 04/29/22
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jennifer Sumner and Distinguished Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter who will receive awards from the Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38). Prof. Sumner will receive the Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award, and Prof. Dunkel Schetter will receive the Excellence in Mentoring Award. The awards will be conferred at the annual conference in Minneapolis this summer.
Date published: 04/15/22
Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel who will receive the Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty. Alan was selected by the Academic Senate Committee on Teaching as one of only six awardees from a large field of nominees. His extraordinary accomplishments as a teacher both within UCLA and in the community are enhanced by his research on life-long learning.
Date published: 04/13/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Patricia Greenfield for being selected as one of two winners of the 2022 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Developmental Science from the Jean Piaget Society for her groundbreaking and ongoing contributions to the field. The Jean Piaget Society was established in 1970 and has an international, interdisciplinary membership of scholars, teachers and researchers interested in exploring the nature of the developmental construction of human knowledge.
Date published: 04/11/22
Congratulations to Associate Professor Janet Tomiyama for being selected to receive the Jane B. Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Appreciation & Recognition Award for 2022. Janet was selected for her dedication and commitment to improving the health and well-being of the UCLA community through her involvement in the development of the Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program, teaching about the emotional impact of eating on health, and multi-disciplinary research around the intersection of eating, stress, and health.
Date published: 02/08/22
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jennifer Sumner on being selected as the 2022 recipient of the American Psychosomatic Society’s Herbert Weiner Early Career Award. The Weiner Award was established in 1991 to recognize individuals who, early in their career, have contributed significantly to the field of psychosomatic medicine and show substantial promise of continued meritorious academic accomplishments in the field. The award will be conferred at the Society’s annual meeting in March.
Date published: 02/02/22
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Keith Holyoak, who will be awarded the 2022 Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP). This high honor in experimental psychology has been awarded since 1936 and will be conferred this year at the SEP meeting in early May. Our department’s previous recipient of the Warren Medal was John Garcia in 1978, and Bob Bjork won the Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society in 2012.
Date published: 01/27/22
Congratulations to Associate Professor Janet Tomiyama for being elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research! The Academy is the honorary senior scientist society for those whose research exists at the interface of behavior and medicine. Election to this society is reserved for those with national and international behavioral medicine research excellence.
Date published: 01/14/22
Congratulations to Assistant Professors Han Du and Amanda Montoya for being named 2022 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Stars! The APS Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers “whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.”
Date published: 12/14/21
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Tiffany Brannon for being selected as the recipient of the 2021 Michele Alexander Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). Inspired in memory of Dr. Michele Alexander, this competitive and prestigious award was established in 2005 to recognize early career excellence in scholarship as well as in service.