Faculty News & Events

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.

Professor Adriana Galván Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant

Date published: 1/26/2018

Congratulations to Prof. Adriana Galván, who was selected for a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant in conjunction with her sabbatical in Spain this coming year.

Connie Hammen to Receive APF 2018 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement

Date published: 1/11/2018

Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor Connie Hammen who will receive the 2018 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation (APF). This award “recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science.”

Professor Janet Tomiyama Wrote Essay for The Conversation

Date published: 1/9/2018

Professor Janet Tomiyama wrote an essay (with former UCLA faculty member Traci Mann) for The Conversation, titled “What thin people don’t understand about dieting.” It is available at: http://theconversation.com/what-thin-people-dont-understand-about-dieting-86604.

Professor Janet Tomiyama wrote an essay (with former UCLA faculty member Traci Mann) for The Conversation, titled “What thin people don’t understand about dieting.” It is available at: http://theconversation.com/what-thin-people-dont-understand-about-dieting-86604.

Professor David Miklowitz Receives 2017 SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award

Date published: 12/22/2017

Congratulations to Professor David Miklowitz for receiving the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). The award is given each year to an individual who has made an extremely important career contribution to the science of clinical psychology.

Professor Carrie Bearden Receives Joel Elkes Research Award

Date published: 12/20/2017

Congratulations to Professor Carrie Bearden for receiving the Joel Elkes Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award is presented in recognition of an outstanding clinical contribution to neuropsychopharmacology.

Professor Lara Ray Receives Eva King-Killam Research Award

Date published: 12/14/2017

Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for receiving the Eva King-Killam Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award is presented on the basis of outstanding translational research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.

Professor Blaisdell Interviewed by Mind Field

Date published: 12/11/2017

Professor Aaron Blaisdell was interviewed on a YouTube Red show called Mind Field, hosted by Internet Personality Michael Stevens. The episode is about the trolley dilemma and is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sl5KJ69qiA.

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.

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