News and Events

Prof. Bernie Weiner Receives Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Mentoring Award

Date published: 8/15/2019

Congratulations to Prof. Bernie Weiner for receiving the prestigious Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Mentoring Award! The award recognizes professors who have inspired their students to achieve greatness and make a difference in their communities.

Congratulations to Prof. Adriana Galván!

Date published: 7/10/2019

Congratulations to Prof. Adriana Galván for receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers! Established in 1996, the award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

Professor Jen Silvers Wrote Op-Ed for Washington Post

Date published: 7/1/2019

Professor Jen Silvers co-wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “The looming health crisis for migrant children. The traumas experienced at Border Patrol centers could have life-long psychological effects.” The article is available on the Washington Post’s website.

Highlighting Faculty Member Amanda Montoya

Date published: 7/1/2019

Dr. Montoya and the Quantitative Research Collaboratory (QRClab) are a team of researchers working to create and assess statistical and research methods which assist psychological scientists in answering their research questions about why and when.

Dr. Montoya and the Quantitative Research Collaboratory (QRClab) are a team of researchers working to create and assess statistical and research methods which assist psychological scientists in answering their research questions about why and when.

Psychology Staff Spotlight Award - Sara Beckley

Date published: 6/24/2019

Sara has  been a teacher with the Infant Development Program since August of 2013. Before becoming a teacher, she was an ADP student intern. Sara started as the floater teacher, providing care to 25 infants and toddlers across our two classrooms. She worked with a team of 6 teachers. She stayed in this role until 2017, when she moved into a primary teacher role. Sara is an amazing, caring, loving teacher. She gives her full attention to the children and ensures their needs are met each and every day.

2019 UCLA Psychology Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Date published: 6/18/2019

Congratulations to the 27 graduate students who participated in the Psychology Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2019! We wish our students much success in their futures!

Congratulations to the 27 graduate students who participated in the Psychology Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2019! We wish our students much success in their futures!

2019 UCLA Psychology Commencement Video

Date published: 6/17/2019

Congratulations to the nearly 900 students who participated in the Psychology Undergraduate Commencement Celebration on Saturday, June 15th, 2019! We wish our students much success in their futures!

Congratulations to the nearly 900 students who participated in the Psychology Undergraduate Commencement Celebration on Saturday, June 15th, 2019! We wish our students much success in their futures!

Professors Silvers and Adhikari Receive Hellman Fellowships

Date published: 6/13/2019

Congratulations to Professors Jen Silvers and Avi Adhikari for receiving Hellman Fellowships for 2019-2020! The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established by the Hellman Family Foundation to support and encourage the research of promising Assistant Professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

Research by Professor Jesse Rissman Receives Media Attention

Date published: 6/6/2019

A study by UCLA researchers, including Prof. Jesse Rissman, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers showed that they could enhance people's ability to retrieve episodic memories by applying a weak electrical current over the anterior prefrontal cortex, demonstrating the important role of this region in memory recall. The article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Prof. Jesse Rissman, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers showed that they could enhance people's ability to retrieve episodic memories by applying a weak electrical current over the anterior prefrontal cortex, demonstrating the important role of this region in memory recall. The article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Alan Castel Interviewed on The Science Show

Date published: 5/31/2019

Professor Alan Castel was interviewed by Robyn Williams of The Science Show about his book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The interview is titled “Secrets of those who bloom in their senior years revealed” and is available on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s website.

Psychology Department Commencement Information

Date published: 5/21/2019

Click this news item to find more information about ticket orders and visit our commencement information page for details about the Psychology Department Ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at Pauley Pavilion at 8am.

Click this news item to find more information about ticket orders and visit our commencement information page for details about the Psychology Department Ceremony on Saturday, June 15 at Pauley Pavilion at 8am.

Dr. Mays Named Featured Psychologist by APA

Date published: 5/10/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Vickie Mays, who was named a featured psychologist by the American Psychological Association (APA) Public Interest Directorate. You can read her profile on the APA’s website.

Highlighting Faculty Member Adriana Galván

Date published: 5/3/2019

The goal of my laboratory is to understand how a confluence of developmental events, including puberty, brain development, and social changes, influence changes in behavior as children become adolescents.

The goal of my laboratory is to understand how a confluence of developmental events, including puberty, brain development, and social changes, influence changes in behavior as children become adolescents.

Janet Tomiyama Interviewed by NPR

Date published: 5/2/2019

Professor Janet Tomiyama was interviewed by NPR about her research on weight stigma. The podcast is titled “Boost Your Body Acceptance For Better Health” and is available on NPR’s website.

Graduate Research Mentorship Recipients

Date published: 4/25/2019

Congratulations to our Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) Program recipients! 11 graduate students received the 2019 Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship, which is designed to assist students in acquiring and developing advanced research skills under faculty mentorship.

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Alexandra Stolyarova receives the Nancy M. Biram Research Fund in Life Sciences

Date published: 4/25/2019

Congratulations to Alexandra Stolyarova (BNS Area) for receiving the Nancy M. Biram Research Fund in Life Sciences. This endowed summer fellowship is to be used to support research in the field of alcoholism and/or other addictive behavioral disorders under the direction of the Dean of Life Sciences.

Laura Hazlett receives The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship

Date published: 4/25/2019

Congratulations to Laura Hazlett (Social Area) for receiving The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship. This endowed summer fellowship is for a female graduate student in Social Psychology studying significant social issues. Thank you to our generous donors for their continued support of our students and department!

Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award Recipients

Date published: 4/18/2019

Congratulations to Alayna Park (Clinical Area, Advisor: Bruce Chorpita) for receiving the 2018-19 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award, and congratulations to Sarah Tashjian (Developmental Area, Advisor: Adriana Galván) for receiving the 2019-20 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award! Only 4 exceptional graduate students are chosen each year to receive this prestigious award.

Shannon Burns and Alexandra Stolyarova selected to participate in Collegium of University Teaching Fellows

Date published: 4/18/2019

Congratulations to Shannon Burns (Social Area) for being selected to participate in the UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) program through the Office of Instructional Development. Shannon’s proposal for a lower-division seminar entitled “The Psychology of the Mob: How and Why Groups Behave the Way They Do” has been approved for funding.

Giovanni (Gio) Ramos receives the 2019 Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship

Date published: 4/18/2019

Congratulations to Giovanni (Gio) Ramos (Clinical Area) on receiving the 2019 Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship! The Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship provides summer funding and conference travel costs for a graduate student in Psychology who is committed to advancing the field of Latino mental health.

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