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Marissa Ogren receives NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Marissa Ogren (Developmental Area), who received a NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award, "The Development of Early Emotion Understanding: Investigating the Role of Language,” co-supervised by Scott Johnson and Catherine Sandhofer.

Carrianne Leschak receives NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Carrianne Leschak (Social Area), who received a NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award, “Neurodevelopment of Prosocial Learning & Associations with a Marker of Antiviral Immunity, Interferon-Gamma,” co-supervised by Naomi Eisenberger and Adriana Galván.

Sarah Tashjian receives APA Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Sarah Tashjian (Developmental Area), who received the APA Dissertation Research Award. The purpose of the APA Science Directorate's Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology with research costs.

Gia Chodzen receives Outstanding Poster Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Gia Chodzen (Clinical Area), who won a Society for Health Psychology’s (Division 38) Outstanding Poster Award for 2019. The award is given to the first authors of the top five posters submitted to the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention for the health psychology poster session. Poster title: “Barriers and Facilitators to PrEP Uptake and Acceptability among Transgender Latinas.”

Caroline Diehl receives Student Poster Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Caroline Diehl (Clinical Area), who won a Student Poster Award at the Society for Psychophysiological Research meeting in DC: Diehl, C.K., Lake, J.I., Reed, A.C., Cannon, T.D., Green, M.F., Subotnik, K., Ventura, J., Miller, G.A., Nuechterlein, K.A., & Yee, C.M. (2019, September). Stress effects on working memory in schizophrenia.

Sarit Forman selected to participate in UC-LEND

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Sarit Forman (Clinical Area) for being selected to participate in the University of California-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (UC-LEND) program. UC-LEND is a graduate-level training program established to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, are diagnosed with, or are at risk of developing autism spectrum disorder or other neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities.

Anika Guha receives Student Poster Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Anika Guha (Clinical Area), who won a Student Poster Award at the Society for Psychophysiological Research meeting in DC: Guha, A., Spielberg, J., Lake, J., Popov, T., Heller, W., Yee, C. & Miller, G.A. (2019, September). Effective connectivity between Broca’s area and amygdala as a mechanism of top-down control in worry.

Stephanie Yu receives the Junior Scientist Fellowship

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Stephanie Yu (Clinical Area), who received the Junior Scientist Fellowship from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students and Psi Chi. The fellowship recognizes outstanding research-oriented students and provides funding to support research costs for a first- or second-year graduate level project. The fellowship also provides written feedback to strengthen the NSF GRFP application.

Elizabeth and Bob Bjork Receive 2020 APS Mentor Award

Date published: 10/23/2019

Congratulations to Profs. Elizabeth and Bob Bjork, recipients of the 2020 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Mentor Award! The award honors the importance of mentoring in the field as well as the dedication and impact of individuals with a distinguished record of teaching, advising, and encouraging students and colleagues who go on to have productive and influential research careers.

Highlighting Faculty Member Andrew Wikenheiser

Date published: 10/23/2019

Our lab studies how electrical activity in the brain mediates cognition and behavior, one of the most exciting—and challenging—questions facing neuroscientists and psychologists today.

Our lab studies how electrical activity in the brain mediates cognition and behavior, one of the most exciting—and challenging—questions facing neuroscientists and psychologists today.

Important Fall 2019 Dates and Deadlines

Date published: 10/23/2019

The Winter 2020 Schedule of Classes is now updated and enrollment is active. Please click this news item to see other important dates and deadlines in Fall 2019.

 

The Winter 2020 Schedule of Classes is now updated and enrollment is active. Please click this news item to see other important dates and deadlines in Fall 2019.

 

Bridget Callaghan Receives David Kucharski Young Investigator Award

Date published: 9/18/2019

Congratulations to Professor Bridget Callaghan for receiving the David Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)! The award honors the memory of David Kucharski and is given to a promising young investigator in the field.

Congratulations to Annette L. Stanton

Date published: 9/12/2019

Congratulations to Professor and Chair Annette L. Stanton, who will receive the Harold H. Benjamin Innovation Award from the Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) at the 5th annual Gilda Gala in October!

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!

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