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.
Date published: 11/17/21
Congratulations to Profs. Carrie Bearden, Michelle Craske, and Steve Reise for being included on Clarivate Analytics list of the most highly cited researchers. The researchers on the list rank in the top 1% in their fields, based on their widely cited studies. The 2021 list was produced using research citations from January 2010 to December 2020. More information is available at the UCLA Newsroom.
Date published: 10/29/21
An article by Research Professor Paul Abramson and undergraduate psychology major Sienna Bland-Abramson, titled “Racial Animus, Police Corruption, and a Wrongful Conviction of Murder: Complex PTSD and the Vestiges of Anguish,” is being featured by the UCLA Newsroom. The case involved a wrongfully convicted young Black man who was incarcerated in Northern California maximum security prisons for 20 years before his conviction was overturned and he was exonerated. The restitution litigation that followed in its wake lasted for an additional 10 years after the conviction was overturned.
Date published: 10/28/21
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Lauren Ng on being selected as the recipient of the 2021 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Distinguished Mentorship Award. Lauren was nominated by students in her lab for this honor, which is awarded to individuals who consistently serve as effective mentors for students in the field of traumatic stress and who effectively guide students throughout their professional training in a multifaceted partnership sustained by mutual respect and concern.
Date published: 10/15/21
Congratulations to Adjunct Professor Karen Givvin for being selected as the 2020-21 recipient of the Eugen Weber Honors Collegium Teaching Award. Each year, the Honors Program recognizes one of its distinguished professors for their dedication and contributions with this award. An event program is available here; Karen’s award is listed on pages 24-25 of the program.
Date published: 08/11/21
Research by Distinguished Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter, Dr. Judith Carroll in the Cousins Center for PNI, and other colleagues, published in the journal Sleep Health, is being prominently featured on the UCLA Newsroom and is generating substantial news coverage from major outlets around the globe.
Date published: 08/05/21
Congratulations to Prof. Lauren Ng for receiving an APA Division 56 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Trauma Psychology by an Early Career Psychologist. The award recognizes psychologists in the early stages of their careers who have shown outstanding achievement or have made outstanding contributions to the study of psychological trauma.
Date published: 08/02/21
Congratulations to Prof. Tiffany Brannon for receiving a 2021 Early Career Psychologists Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association (APA). She was selected for her outstanding achievements, professional work, and demonstration of leadership in the field of psychology that has made significant impacts on society.
Date published: 07/29/21
Dean Adriana Galván and Assistant Adjunct Professor Yalda T. Uhls will be participating in the American Psychological Association (APA) 2021 Convention.
Date published: 07/14/21
Congratulations to Dean Adriana Galván for receiving the 2021 Gold Shield Faculty Prize!