Faculty News & Events

Jill Waterman Received Adoption Excellence Award

Date published: 11/20/2017

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Tomiyama!

Date published: 10/9/2017

The Health Psychology Area is delighted to announce that Dr. Janet Tomiyama was promoted to Associate Professor this year and was among the five psychological scientists awarded the 2017 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The Janet Taylor Spence Award, named for APS’s first elected president, recognizes early-career scientists whose cutting-edge work promises to advance psychological science. Here is an interview with Professor Tomiyama, published in the APS Observer.

The Health Psychology Area is delighted to announce that Dr. Janet Tomiyama was promoted to Associate Professor this year and was among the five psychological scientists awarded the 2017 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The Janet Taylor Spence Award, named for APS’s first elected president, recognizes early-career scientists whose cutting-edge work promises to advance psychological science. Here is an interview with Professor Tomiyama, published in the APS Observer.

Professor Jim Stigler Named Fellow of Precision Institute at National University

Date published: 10/2/2017

Congratulations to Professor Jim Stigler on being named the first Fellow of the Precision Institute at National University. In his role as a fellow, he will contribute to developing and sharing research that explores data-driven approaches to identifying and applying personalized learning methodologies in higher education.

Professor Monti's Research Highlighted in UCLA’s 2016-17 Year in Review

Date published: 9/26/2017

Congratulations to Professor Martin Monti whose brain stimulation research was highlighted as one of 10 “Daring Leaps Forward” in UCLA’s new 2016-17 Year in Review: https://yearinreview.ucla.edu/story/martinmonti

Introducing Engage Well – a new addition to the Healthy Campus Initiative focused on social well-being

Date published: 9/19/2017

This fall, Professors Ted Robles and Chris Dunkel Schetter will be launching a new "pod" in the Healthy Campus Initiative focused on promoting healthy social relationships at UCLA.

This fall, Professors Ted Robles and Chris Dunkel Schetter will be launching a new "pod" in the Healthy Campus Initiative focused on promoting healthy social relationships at UCLA.

American Psychologist – Special Issue on Close Family Relationships and Health

Date published: 9/15/2017

The September 2017 issue of American Psychologist is a Special Issue on Close Family Relationships and Health. Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter served as special issue coeditor and wrote the issue’s introduction, and Professor Ted Robles wrote an article for the issue.

The September 2017 issue of American Psychologist is a Special Issue on Close Family Relationships and Health. Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter served as special issue coeditor and wrote the issue’s introduction, and Professor Ted Robles wrote an article for the issue.

Professor Lara Ray Interviewed by Psychologists Off The Clock

Date published: 9/13/2017

Professor Lara Ray was interviewed by Psychologists Off The Clock about the neuroscience of alcohol and addiction. The podcast is available at Psychologists Off The Clock’s website.

Professor Alan Castel’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 8/25/2017

A study by Professor Alan Castel and psychology graduate student Catherine Middlebrooks, published in Psychological Science, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re multitasking.

A study by Professor Alan Castel and psychology graduate student Catherine Middlebrooks, published in Psychological Science, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re multitasking.

Professor Shams Interviewed by Discover Magazine

Date published: 8/17/2017

Professor Ladan Shams was interviewed by Discover Magazine about perceptual preferences and the mass popularity of certain videos. She is quoted in an article titled “Why Are Oddly Satisfying Videos So…Satisfying?”, which is available on Discover Magazine’s website.

Professor Alicia Izquierdo’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 7/10/2017

A study by Professor Alicia Izquierdo and her psychology graduate student, Alexandra Stolyarova, published in the open-access online science journal eLife, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers have identified changes in brain regions that may hold a key to why some people prefer certainty and others do not.

A study by Professor Alicia Izquierdo and her psychology graduate student, Alexandra Stolyarova, published in the open-access online science journal eLife, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers have identified changes in brain regions that may hold a key to why some people prefer certainty and others do not.

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, was 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, was 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.  

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