Faculty News & Events

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.

Greenfield and Uhls research garner national news coverage

Date published: 8/29/2014

Research by Professor Patricia Greenfield and Graduate Student Yalda Uhls is featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

Psychology Faculty - Winners of SPSP Awards

Date published: 8/21/2014

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) has awarded Anne Peplau the 2014 Career Contribution Award and Matt Lieberman the 2014 Media Book Prize for the Promotion of Social & Personal Science.

Highlighting Faculty Member Ted Robles

Date published: 6/20/2014

We know that having happy, high quality social relationships is good for our physical health. We also know that unhappy, distressed social relationships are related to poorer physical health. My research focuses on how social relationships “get under our skin” to affect our physical health.

We know that having happy, high quality social relationships is good for our physical health. We also know that unhappy, distressed social relationships are related to poorer physical health. My research focuses on how social relationships “get under our skin” to affect our physical health.

Stan Schein and Martin Monti Honored at Life Science Award Ceremony

Date published: 6/11/2014

Professor Schein was selected for the Life Science Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Full Professor and Professor Monti was selected for the Life Science Award for Outstanding Research Publication, Assistant Professor. They were both honored at the Life Science Award Ceremony and Reception on June 3.

Annette Stanton Receives Award

Date published: 5/27/2014

Professor Stanton has been awarded the Contributions to International Collaborations Award of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine, for her outstanding contributions to behavioral medicine, including her strong contributions to improving international collaboration in this field.

Matthew Lieberman Quoted in The New York Times

Date published: 5/16/2014

Professor Matthew Lieberman was quoted in The New York Times in an article about how people seek approval through social media.

Professor Matthew Lieberman was quoted in The New York Times in an article about how people seek approval through social media.

Michelle Craske Elected President of the Association for Behavioral Cognitive Therapy

Date published: 5/14/2014

Michelle Craske has been elected to serve as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy during 2015-2016 year.

Michelle Craske has been elected to serve as President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy during 2015-2016 year.

Vickie Mays Quoted in the Los Angeles Daily News

Date published: 5/8/2014

Professor Mays featured on a news article about Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers

Professor Mays featured on a news article about Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers

Patricia Greenfield elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Date published: 5/8/2014

Patricia Greenfield has recently been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to Patricia!

Janet Tomiyama - In the News

Date published: 5/7/2014

Janet Tomiyama's JAMA Pediatric research has garnered some national news coverage.

Janet Tomiyama's JAMA Pediatric research has garnered some national news coverage.

Phill Kellman - Appointed to SEP

Date published: 5/7/2014

Professor Phill Kellman was recently appointed to the Society of Experimental Psychology. SEP is a small, highly selective group of top academic psychologists. The current Chair of SEP, Barbara Knowlton, hosted its annual meeting at UCLA earlier this month.

Professor Phill Kellman was recently appointed to the Society of Experimental Psychology. SEP is a small, highly selective group of top academic psychologists. The current Chair of SEP, Barbara Knowlton, hosted its annual meeting at UCLA earlier this month.

Highlighting Faculty Member Denise Chavira

Date published: 4/7/2014

My research has focused on understanding the causes of child and adolescent anxiety, examining the impact of culture on psychopathology, and developing effective ways to extend psychosocial interventions to underserved groups.

My research has focused on understanding the causes of child and adolescent anxiety, examining the impact of culture on psychopathology, and developing effective ways to extend psychosocial interventions to underserved groups.

Highlighting New Faculty Member Jesse Rissman

Date published: 4/3/2013

My research uses behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to study the mechanisms of human memory. A core focus is on understanding how the brain flexibly regulates the formation, maintenance, and retrieval of memories depending on our present circumstances and behavioral goals.

My research uses behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to study the mechanisms of human memory. A core focus is on understanding how the brain flexibly regulates the formation, maintenance, and retrieval of memories depending on our present circumstances and behavioral goals.

Highlighting New Faculty Member Martin M. Monti

Date published: 1/9/2013

What makes us distinctly human? The answer lies within the 100 billion neurons that make one of the most mysterious and complex objects in nature: the human brain. My research focuses on two questions addressing the most characterizing aspects of being human: (a) What is the relationship (if any) tying language and thought? and (b) What is consciousness and how is it lost and recovered after severe brain injury?

What makes us distinctly human? The answer lies within the 100 billion neurons that make one of the most mysterious and complex objects in nature: the human brain. My research focuses on two questions addressing the most characterizing aspects of being human: (a) What is the relationship (if any) tying language and thought? and (b) What is consciousness and how is it lost and recovered after severe brain injury?

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