News and Events

Gio Ramos selected to participate in the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

Date published: 4/2/2018

Congratulations to Giovanni (Gio) Ramos (Clinical Area) for being selected to participate in the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program, a NIH/NIMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program designed to prepare the very best young researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Highlighting Faculty Member Avishek Adhikari

Date published: 4/2/2018

We are studying critical survival responses to evade life-threatening danger, such as asphyxiation. Unfortunately, the circuits that control escape to these threats can also induce panic attacks. We investigate the mechanisms underlying both adaptive escape as well as maladaptive panic attacks.

We are studying critical survival responses to evade life-threatening danger, such as asphyxiation. Unfortunately, the circuits that control escape to these threats can also induce panic attacks. We investigate the mechanisms underlying both adaptive escape as well as maladaptive panic attacks.

Denise Chavira Receives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

Date published: 3/28/2018

Congratulations to Professor Denise Chavira for receiving the 2017-18 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for Community Service and Praxis. This award honors “a faculty member who has built solid, lasting, and meaningful partnerships with community groups and organizations who have a significant impact on the diversity of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.”

Michelle Craske Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education Article

Date published: 3/23/2018

Professor Michelle Craske was featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “In a Fight Against Depression, UCLA Relies on Technology.” The article is available on the Chronicle’s website.

Patricia Greenfield Wrote Op-Ed for Miami Herald

Date published: 3/22/2018

Professor Patricia Greenfield wrote an opinion piece in the Miami Herald about violent video games and assault weapons in the U.S. The op-ed is available on the Miami Herald's website.

Amy Rapp and Michael Sun receive the SSCP Dissertation Grant Award

Date published: 3/14/2018

Congratulations to Amy Rapp and Michael Sun (Clinical Area) who received the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Dissertation Grant Award. The dissertation grant award recognize and support students who have received approval for their dissertation project.

Professor Martie Haselton’s New Book Receives Media Attention

Date published: 3/8/2018

Congratulations to Professor Martie Haselton on her new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones — how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser.”

Congratulations to Professor Martie Haselton on her new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones — how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser.”

Professor Rissman Selected as Kavli Fellow of National Academy of Sciences

Date published: 2/23/2018

Congratulations to Professor Jesse Rissman for being selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2018.

Congratulations to Professor Jesse Rissman for being selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2018.

Nina Lichtenberg receives the NIDA National Research Service Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Nina Lichtenberg (Learning & Behavior Area) who received the National Institute on Drug Abuse F31 National Research Service Award.

Jennifer Gamarra receives the Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Jennifer Gamarra (Clinical Area) who received the 2018 Society of Clinical Psychology Division 12 Award for Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology. The Distinguished Student Service Award honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding service contributions to the profession and community. 

Meghan Vinograd receives the Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Meghan Vinograd (Clinical Area) who received the 2018 Society of Clinical Psychology Division 12 Award for Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology. The Distinguished Student Practice Award honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding clinical practice contributions to the profession.

Professor Ray Interviewed by New York Times

Date published: 2/21/2018

Professor Lara Ray was interviewed by the New York Times about people’s tolerance for alcohol as they age. The article is titled “Do Hangovers Get Worse as We Age?” and is available on the New York Times website.

Professor Carolyn Parkinson Selected as a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow

Date published: 2/15/2018

Congratulations to Professor Carolyn Parkinson for being selected as a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. The Sloan Foundation notes that the Sloan Research Fellowships are extraordinarily competitive awards involving nominations for most of the very best early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Sylvia Macias

Date published: 2/9/2018

Sylvia Macias, Payroll Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Staff Spotlight Award for sustained high performance during her 24 years of service to the Department of Psychology.  She joined UCLA in 1990, first working in Central Payroll and later in the Department of Biomathematics before joining our department.  Sylvia is known for going above and beyond to assist everyone efficiently, thoughtfully, and in a friendly manner.

Professor Adriana Galván’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/8/2018

A study by Professor Adriana Galván and psychology graduate student Sarah Tashjian, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers explain how some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. The full article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by Professor Adriana Galván and psychology graduate student Sarah Tashjian, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers explain how some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. The full article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Professor Carolyn Parkinson’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/1/2018

A study led by Professor Carolyn Parkinson, published in the journal Nature Communications, is receiving national and international news coverage. The study found that friends have exceptionally similar neural responses to naturalistic stimuli, such as videos, and that patterns of brain activity can be used to predict the "degrees of separation" between people in their real-world social network. The results suggest that we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.

A study led by Professor Carolyn Parkinson, published in the journal Nature Communications, is receiving national and international news coverage. The study found that friends have exceptionally similar neural responses to naturalistic stimuli, such as videos, and that patterns of brain activity can be used to predict the "degrees of separation" between people in their real-world social network. The results suggest that we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.

Highlighting Faculty Member Roselinde H. Kaiser

Date published: 2/1/2018

Adolescence is a key developmental period for mood stability and self-regulation. Yet, it is also during adolescence that mood disorders often emerge. My research is centered on understanding and predicting mood disorders in youth, and developing clinical strategies to enhance mood health.

Adolescence is a key developmental period for mood stability and self-regulation. Yet, it is also during adolescence that mood disorders often emerge. My research is centered on understanding and predicting mood disorders in youth, and developing clinical strategies to enhance mood health.

Chelsea Romney receives the American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award

Date published: 1/26/2018

Congratulations to Chelsea Romney (Health Area) for receiving the American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award. The American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Awards are given to the top student abstract submissions in different areas of psychosomatic medicine. Each award provides monetary assistance for the APS conference fees, travel, and hotel accommodations.

Professor Adriana Galván Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant

Date published: 1/26/2018

Congratulations to Prof. Adriana Galván, who was selected for a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant in conjunction with her sabbatical in Spain this coming year.

Spring 2018 Enrollment Information

Date published: 1/22/2018

 

The Spring 2018 Schedule is now updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments will begin February 5 and first pass enrollment appointments will begin February 8.  Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

 

 

The Spring 2018 Schedule is now updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments will begin February 5 and first pass enrollment appointments will begin February 8.  Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

 

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