Faculty News & Events

Janet Tomiyama Met with Congressman Ted Lieu

Date published: 4/7/2015

Dr. Tomiyama recently met with Congressman Ted Lieu to talk about the importance of psychological science.

Dr. Tomiyama recently met with Congressman Ted Lieu to talk about the importance of psychological science.

Apple Logo Memory Research Gains Attention

Date published: 4/2/2015

Research by graduate student Adam Blake, former student, Meenely Nazarian, and Professor Alan Castel has been garnering some media attention. The paper, now in press at the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, examines how people remember and misremember the Apple logo.

Research by graduate student Adam Blake, former student, Meenely Nazarian, and Professor Alan Castel has been garnering some media attention. The paper, now in press at the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, examines how people remember and misremember the Apple logo.

Michael Fanselow named Chair and Director

Date published: 3/19/2015

Professor Michael Fanselow has been appointed the Staglin Family Chair in Psychology and as Director of a new research center, the Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health. Congratulations Michael!

Professor Michael Fanselow has been appointed the Staglin Family Chair in Psychology and as Director of a new research center, the Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health. Congratulations Michael!

Bob and Elizabeth Bjork Receive Cattell Fellow Award

Date published: 3/5/2015

Professors Bob and Elizabeth Bjork have been chosen to jointly receive the Association for Psychological Science's 2016 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. The Cattell Award honors distinguished APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research.

Professors Bob and Elizabeth Bjork have been chosen to jointly receive the Association for Psychological Science's 2016 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. The Cattell Award honors distinguished APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research.

Members of Psychology Department Honored at Annual SPSP Award Ceremony

Date published: 2/26/2015

Psychology Department faculty members, alumni, graduate students and undergraduate students will be amongst those honored at the 2014 award ceremony at this week's annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting in Long Beach, California.

Psychology Department faculty members, alumni, graduate students and undergraduate students will be amongst those honored at the 2014 award ceremony at this week's annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting in Long Beach, California.

Phil Kellman Participated in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning

Date published: 1/29/2015

At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Phil Kellman of the UCLA Department of Psychology participated on January 23, 2015 in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning.

At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Phil Kellman of the UCLA Department of Psychology participated on January 23, 2015 in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning.

Professor Miller Elected to Executive Board

Date published: 1/23/2015

Department Chair Gregory A. Miller has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.

Department Chair Gregory A. Miller has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.

Professors featured in Top UCLA stories of 2014

Date published: 1/7/2015

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Aaron Blaisdell were featured in 2 of the 25 Top UCLA Stories of 2014

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Aaron Blaisdell were featured in 2 of the 25 Top UCLA Stories of 2014

Nim Tottenham - 2015 APA Distinguished Scientific Award

Date published: 12/18/2014

UCLA Associate Professor Nim Tottenham has been selected to receive the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

UCLA Associate Professor Nim Tottenham has been selected to receive the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

Highlighting Faculty Member Alicia Izquierdo

Date published: 12/17/2014

I study the neural basis of reward learning and addiction. My research interests span basic questions on the mechanisms of choices involving cost-benefit analyses to the development of novel preclinical models of addiction.

I study the neural basis of reward learning and addiction. My research interests span basic questions on the mechanisms of choices involving cost-benefit analyses to the development of novel preclinical models of addiction.

Lara Ray featured on Meet the Researcher

Date published: 11/20/2014

Lara Ray is featured in the “Meet the Researcher” series by the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network. Each quarter RSA and the ATTC Network profile researchers whose work has made some difference in our lives. www.attcnetwork.org/explore/priorityareas/science/meet_researchers

Jenessa Shapiro Recipient of Sage Young Scholar Award

Date published: 11/20/2014

Congratulations to Jenessa Shapiro, whom the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology has just named a recipient of the Sage Young Scholar Award. This award is given to 5 top young social psychologists in the field each year.

Congratulations to Jenessa Shapiro, whom the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology has just named a recipient of the Sage Young Scholar Award. This award is given to 5 top young social psychologists in the field each year.

Peter Bentler receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Date published: 11/20/2014

In summer 2014, Peter Bentler received the Lifetime Achievement (Career) Award from the Psychometric Society. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence in psychometric research over a minimum of 25 years, as evidenced by important publications, invited/keynote talks at relevant conferences, and professional service.

In summer 2014, Peter Bentler received the Lifetime Achievement (Career) Award from the Psychometric Society. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence in psychometric research over a minimum of 25 years, as evidenced by important publications, invited/keynote talks at relevant conferences, and professional service.

Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury on KPCC

Date published: 11/20/2014

Professors Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury were featured on KPCC’s Take Two radio show, talking about their book titled “Love Me Slender: How smart couples team up to lose weight, exercise more and stay healthy together.”

Professors Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury were featured on KPCC’s Take Two radio show, talking about their book titled “Love Me Slender: How smart couples team up to lose weight, exercise more and stay healthy together.”

Highlighting Faculty Member Jaana Juvonen

Date published: 11/14/2014

My goal is to identify conditions that affect the development of peer relationships because positive social ties promote well-being. Children learn unique social skills (e.g., how to negotiate conflicts, how to provide support) through their friendships, and teens who are accepted by their peers become happier and healthier adults than those who are ignored, rejected or bullied by their classmates.

My goal is to identify conditions that affect the development of peer relationships because positive social ties promote well-being. Children learn unique social skills (e.g., how to negotiate conflicts, how to provide support) through their friendships, and teens who are accepted by their peers become happier and healthier adults than those who are ignored, rejected or bullied by their classmates.

Yuen Huo and Felix Danbold's Research Garner Attention

Date published: 11/14/2014

Social Psychological and Personality Science research by Professor Yuen Huo and Graduate Student Felix Danbold is featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. It was also among UCLA’s “Top Stories of the Week”. The study has garnered some attention from several websites.

Highlighting Faculty Member Philip Kellman

Date published: 10/6/2014

How do we get knowledge of the world around us? We take perception for granted because it (usually) works so well. But understanding perception is a deep, fascinating, and challenging effort. My research focuses on visual perception and its connections to thinking and learning. In recent years, these efforts have led to perceptual and adaptive learning technologies that can dramatically accelerate expertise in many domains.

How do we get knowledge of the world around us? We take perception for granted because it (usually) works so well. But understanding perception is a deep, fascinating, and challenging effort. My research focuses on visual perception and its connections to thinking and learning. In recent years, these efforts have led to perceptual and adaptive learning technologies that can dramatically accelerate expertise in many domains.

Phil Goff Appeared on O'Reilly Factor

Date published: 9/29/2014

Professor Phillip Goff appeared as a commentator on the Fox News O'Reilly Factor TV show on September 25, related to the resignation of US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Professor Phillip Goff appeared as a commentator on the Fox News O'Reilly Factor TV show on September 25, related to the resignation of US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Research by Nestojko and Bjork receive international coverage

Date published: 9/11/2014

The article, titled “Expecting to teach enhances learning and organization of knowledge in free recall of text passages” (Nestojko, Bui, Kornell, Bjork), appeared in Memory & Cognition.

The article, titled “Expecting to teach enhances learning and organization of knowledge in free recall of text passages” (Nestojko, Bui, Kornell, Bjork), appeared in Memory & Cognition.

Highlighting Faculty Member Lara Ray

Date published: 9/3/2014

Dr. Lara Ray received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During her graduate degree she completed interdisciplinary training in behavioral genetics and neuroscience. Dr. Ray completed a predoctoral clinical internship at Brown University Medical School where she stayed for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. After her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Ray joined the faculty at the UCLA Clinical Psychology Program where she is currently an Associate Professor.

Dr. Lara Ray received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During her graduate degree she completed interdisciplinary training in behavioral genetics and neuroscience. Dr. Ray completed a predoctoral clinical internship at Brown University Medical School where she stayed for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. After her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Ray joined the faculty at the UCLA Clinical Psychology Program where she is currently an Associate Professor.

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