Faculty News & Events

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?

Introducing New Assistant Professor Janet Tomiyama

Date published: 9/21/2012

The United States along with much of the world is facing a health crisis. Chronic diseases have replaced acute diseases as the main health threats that face Americans, and America’s aging population exacerbates this crisis. What can we do to improve health in our country—and what type of research is needed to help us find a solution?

The United States along with much of the world is facing a health crisis. Chronic diseases have replaced acute diseases as the main health threats that face Americans, and America’s aging population exacerbates this crisis. What can we do to improve health in our country—and what type of research is needed to help us find a solution?

Professor Matt Lieberman's Research in Psychological Science

Date published: 7/10/2012

Which ads are winners? Your brain knows better than you do. Study on smokers' brains may mark dawn of a new age in advertising.

Which ads are winners? Your brain knows better than you do. Study on smokers' brains may mark dawn of a new age in advertising.

Professor and Associate Dean Carlos Grijalva receives UCLA's 2011-2012 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Award

Date published: 7/10/2012

The Academic Senate proudly acknowledges Carlos' contributions towards a diverse, impartial, and inclusive academic environment at UCLA.

The Academic Senate proudly acknowledges Carlos' contributions towards a diverse, impartial, and inclusive academic environment at UCLA.

Robert A. Bjork SEP Honor

Date published: 5/3/2012

Distinguished Professor Robert A. Bjork was awarded the Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 107th meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, an honorary society that was founded by E. B. Titchener in 1904.

SAGE Young Scholars Award

Date published: 2/6/2012

Assistant Professor Naomi Eisenberger received the 2011 SAGE Young Scholars Award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.

Ceremony Dedicating the Jeffrey/Wenzel Conference Room

Date published: 12/15/2011

On October 25, 2011, the Department hosted a festive reception to celebrate the naming of Franz Hall 3461 in honor of Professors Emeritus Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel.

On October 25, 2011, the Department hosted a festive reception to celebrate the naming of Franz Hall 3461 in honor of Professors Emeritus Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel.

Congratulations to Professor Matthew Lieberman!

Date published: 6/10/2011

2011 Gold Shield Faculty Prize Recipient

2011 Gold Shield Faculty Prize Recipient

Jaana Juvonen and Tom Bradbury in documentary

Date published: 6/10/2011

See Professors Juvonen and Bradbury in PBS documentary "This Emotional Life."

See Professors Juvonen and Bradbury in PBS documentary "This Emotional Life."

Professor Vickie Mays Honored by Appointment

Date published: 6/10/2010

Professor Mays to fill the House of Representatives seat on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Professor Mays to fill the House of Representatives seat on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Shelley Taylor receives award

Date published: 1/15/2010

Professor Taylor is a recipient of the APA Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Taylor is a recipient of the APA Lifetime Achievement Award

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