Faculty News & Events

Highlighting Faculty Member Steve Lee

Date published: 10/20/2015

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conduct problems (e.g., aggression) are highly prevalent, treatment resistant, and they uniquely predict poor adolescent and adult outcomes. My research focuses on identifying factors that predict the onset, maintenance, and long-term prognosis of children with these challenges.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conduct problems (e.g., aggression) are highly prevalent, treatment resistant, and they uniquely predict poor adolescent and adult outcomes. My research focuses on identifying factors that predict the onset, maintenance, and long-term prognosis of children with these challenges.

Professor Abramson Proposed the New Affirmative Consent Law

Date published: 10/8/2015

In November 2014, California Deputy Attorney General Leif Dautch and Prof. Paul Abramson of our Department proposed that the new Affirmative Consent law regarding sexual behavior for California college campuses was too little, too late.

In November 2014, California Deputy Attorney General Leif Dautch and Prof. Paul Abramson of our Department proposed that the new Affirmative Consent law regarding sexual behavior for California college campuses was too little, too late.

Lieberman Honored by SESP

Date published: 9/28/2015

Professor Matt Lieberman received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).

Professor Matt Lieberman received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).

Highlighting New Faculty Member Craig Enders

Date published: 9/16/2015

Missing data are a pervasive research problem that cuts across a variety of substantive disciplines. For example, participants in a psychology study may refuse to answer specific questionnaire items, or patients in a longitudinal clinical trial may drop out prematurely. Applying unsophisticated analysis approaches (e.g., excluding cases with missing data) can bias estimates of associations among variables and reduce the sensitivity to detect treatment effects.

Missing data are a pervasive research problem that cuts across a variety of substantive disciplines. For example, participants in a psychology study may refuse to answer specific questionnaire items, or patients in a longitudinal clinical trial may drop out prematurely. Applying unsophisticated analysis approaches (e.g., excluding cases with missing data) can bias estimates of associations among variables and reduce the sensitivity to detect treatment effects.

Festschrift for Eran Zaidel, PhD

Festschrift for Eran Zaidel, PhD
Department of Psychology, UCLA
“Being in balance: The (dis) connected brain”

September 10, 2015 11am – 6:00pm
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB 132)
635 Charles E. Young Dr. South

For more information, see the event flyer.

Event Location: 
Neuroscience Research Building, 132
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

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Malamuth and Farley Research Receive News Coverage

Date published: 9/3/2015

News of a new Journal of Interpersonal Violence research by Professor Neil Malamuth and Melissa Farley has received national and international news coverage .

News of a new Journal of Interpersonal Violence research by Professor Neil Malamuth and Melissa Farley has received national and international news coverage .

Galván Appointed New Jeffrey/Wenzel Term Chair

Date published: 8/18/2015

Professor Adriana Galván has been appointed the Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. The Chair was endowed by, and honors, former Department Professor Jeff Jeffrey and his wife, UCLA Professor Emerita Bernice Wenzel.

Professor Adriana Galván has been appointed the Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. The Chair was endowed by, and honors, former Department Professor Jeff Jeffrey and his wife, UCLA Professor Emerita Bernice Wenzel.

Lara Ray Appointed Fellow of APA

Date published: 8/11/2015

Professor Ray has been appointed a Fellow of APA by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ray was nominated by APA Division 50, Society for Addiction Psychology (SoAP).

Professor Ray has been appointed a Fellow of APA by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ray was nominated by APA Division 50, Society for Addiction Psychology (SoAP).

Highlighting Faculty Member Jenessa Shapiro

Date published: 8/7/2015

How do negative stereotypes undermine performance on important tasks, like SAT tests and final exams? And, if we can understand this, are there simple interventions that can protect students’ performance against the harmful effects of these stereotypes?

How do negative stereotypes undermine performance on important tasks, like SAT tests and final exams? And, if we can understand this, are there simple interventions that can protect students’ performance against the harmful effects of these stereotypes?

Research by Holyoak and Powell garners attention

Date published: 8/6/2015

Research about vaccination by Professor Keith Holyoak and grad student Derek Powell is featured on UCLA's homepage.

Research about vaccination by Professor Keith Holyoak and grad student Derek Powell is featured on UCLA's homepage.

Lara Ray Wins RSA Young Investigator Award

Date published: 7/6/2015

Professor Lara Ray received the Young Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism last month during the society's annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Professor Lara Ray received the Young Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism last month during the society's annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Alan Castel in Harvard Business Review

Date published: 7/2/2015

Professor Castel was recently interviewed by Harvard Business Review about the Apple logo recollection activity that he and his colleagues administered.

Professor Castel was recently interviewed by Harvard Business Review about the Apple logo recollection activity that he and his colleagues administered.

Professor Lieberman Received Career Trajectory Award

Date published: 6/30/2015

Matthew Lieberman was awarded the 2015 SESP Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)

Matthew Lieberman was awarded the 2015 SESP Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)

Michelle Craske Awarded International Francqui Professor Chair

Date published: 6/25/2015

Professor Craske has been awarded the prestigious International Francqui Professor Chair, based jointly at several Belgian universities. A conference will be held next year focusing on her work as well as a variety of festivities and a lecture series.

Professor Craske has been awarded the prestigious International Francqui Professor Chair, based jointly at several Belgian universities. A conference will be held next year focusing on her work as well as a variety of festivities and a lecture series.

Lieberman Research Gains Attention

Date published: 6/4/2015

A recent study by Matt Lieberman, Robert Spunt and Meghan Meyer explains the popularity of Facebook as a diversion for those needing a break.

A recent study by Matt Lieberman, Robert Spunt and Meghan Meyer explains the popularity of Facebook as a diversion for those needing a break.

Department Teaching Awards Ceremony

SAVE THE DATE!

Department Teaching Awards Ceremony
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 4pm
3534 Franz Hall

Refreshments will be served.

Event Location: 
3534 Franz Hall
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Lara Ray Research Gains Attention

Date published: 5/21/2015

Professor Lara Ray’s NIDA-funded research, recently published the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, has received some media attention.

Professor Lara Ray’s NIDA-funded research, recently published the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, has received some media attention.

Highlighting Faculty Member Alan Castel

Date published: 5/4/2015

Memory can change in a variety of interesting ways as we get older, but it doesn’t simply get worse. I am interested in how certain aspects of memory are impaired, enhanced or maintained in old age, and to what degree people are aware of principles that guide memory (a form of metacognition).

Memory can change in a variety of interesting ways as we get older, but it doesn’t simply get worse. I am interested in how certain aspects of memory are impaired, enhanced or maintained in old age, and to what degree people are aware of principles that guide memory (a form of metacognition).

David Sears Received Career Achievement Award

Date published: 4/22/2015

Distinguished Professor David Sears received the first Career Achievement Award from the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association, named in honor of Hazel Gaudet Erskine.

Distinguished Professor David Sears received the first Career Achievement Award from the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association, named in honor of Hazel Gaudet Erskine.

Professors Rissman and Greenfield Honored

Date published: 4/13/2015

Jesse Rissman and Patricia Greenfield are both winners of the Life Sciences Excellence Award in Education Innovation

Jesse Rissman and Patricia Greenfield are both winners of the Life Sciences Excellence Award in Education Innovation

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