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Important Winter 2020 Dates

Date published: 2/28/2020

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

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

A New Era for UCLA Psychology

Date published: 2/12/2020

Please visit our Transforming Psychology website for information about exciting plans to transform UCLA’s iconic Psychology Tower (now named Pritzker Hall) into a collaborative, modern learning and research environment for one of the nation’s top psychology departments.

Highlighting Faculty Member: Benjamin Karney

Date published: 1/29/2020

Dr. Benjamin Karney’s research examines how intimate relationships succeed and fail. Specifically, his work emphasizes how forces external to couples and beyond their control (like stress and socioeconomic status) affect processes within the couple (like communication and satisfaction).

Dr. Benjamin Karney’s research examines how intimate relationships succeed and fail. Specifically, his work emphasizes how forces external to couples and beyond their control (like stress and socioeconomic status) affect processes within the couple (like communication and satisfaction).

2020 UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)

Date published: 1/29/2020

The 2020 UCLA PURC is now accepting submissions of high quality abstracts from undergraduate students working on research within the field of psychology. The application period will close on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00PM.

Please click the news item for more information and application guidelines.

The 2020 UCLA PURC is now accepting submissions of high quality abstracts from undergraduate students working on research within the field of psychology. The application period will close on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00PM.

Please click the news item for more information and application guidelines.

Important Winter 2020 Dates

Date published: 1/29/2020

The Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes is now updated and enrollment will begin on Feb 10. Please click this news item to see other important dates and deadlines in Winter 2020.

The Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes is now updated and enrollment will begin on Feb 10. Please click this news item to see other important dates and deadlines in Winter 2020.

UCLA Psychology Department receives $30 million from Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation

Date published: 1/28/2020

UCLA has received a $30 million commitment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support a major renovation of the Psychology Tower on the UCLA campus. In recognition of the gift, the building has been named Pritzker Hall.

UCLA has received a $30 million commitment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support a major renovation of the Psychology Tower on the UCLA campus. In recognition of the gift, the building has been named Pritzker Hall.

Psychology Staff Spotlight Award - Aaron Stamper

Date published: 12/19/2019

We are happy to announce that Aaron Stamper, Instructional Lab Specialist, has been selected to receive the Psychology Staff Spotlight Award this quarter.  With a positive attitude and great work ethic, Aaron has made significant contributions to the Psych IT Unit and the Psychology Department as a whole.

 

Two Psychology Professors on 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List

Date published: 11/20/2019

Congratulations to Professors Michelle Craske and Steve Reise for making the list of the world’s most influential scientific researchers of 2019! The article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

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.

 

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