Faculty News & Events

Professor Jaana Juvonen’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 6/22/2017

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Jaana Juvonen, published in the journal Child Development, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that middle school students from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds feel safer, less lonely and less bullied if they attend schools that are more diverse.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Jaana Juvonen, published in the journal Child Development, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that middle school students from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds feel safer, less lonely and less bullied if they attend schools that are more diverse.

Professor Kerri Johnson Elected to Society of Experimental Social Psychology Executive Committee

Date published: 6/15/2017

Congratulations to Professor Kerri Johnson on being elected to the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Executive Committee for a three-year term!

Professor Monti Interviewed by The Science Show

Date published: 6/5/2017

Professor Martin Monti was interviewed about his brain stimulation research on Saturday, June 3, by Robyn Williams of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) The Science Show. The audio interview and transcript are available on ABC’s website.

Professor Carrie Bearden’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 5/31/2017

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Carrie Bearden, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Carrie Bearden, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

Professor Miller Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Date published: 5/15/2017

Congratulations to Professor Greg Miller for receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Psychology, where he received his Ph.D.

Professor Lara Ray Co-edited Book on the Treatment of Addiction

Date published: 5/5/2017


Professor Lara Ray has co-edited a book on the treatment of addiction, titled “Integrating Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Addictive Disorders,” which will be available this summer.
 


Professor Lara Ray has co-edited a book on the treatment of addiction, titled “Integrating Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Addictive Disorders,” which will be available this summer.
 

Professor Robert Bjork to Receive 2016-2017 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award

Date published: 4/26/2017

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Bjork on being selected to receive the 2016-2017 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 from 1913 to 1946, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement.

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Bjork on being selected to receive the 2016-2017 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 from 1913 to 1946, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement.

Professor Gerardo Ramirez’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 4/20/2017

A study by Professor Gerardo Ramirez, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The article titled “Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches” is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by Professor Gerardo Ramirez, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The article titled “Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches” is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Professor Chavira Receives 2017 APA Dalmas A. Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award

Date published: 4/5/2017

Congratulations to Professor Denise Chavira on receiving the Dalmas A. Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association. The award honors a mid-career scholar for outstanding research contributions to racial and ethnic minority psychology.

Professor Tomiyama Interviewed by NPR

Date published: 3/8/2017

Professor A. Janet Tomiyama was on NPR’s Morning Edition on Wednesday, March 8, speaking about the national decline in dieting and what it might mean for the health of Americans. The broadcast is available on NPR’s website.  

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

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