News and Events

Andrew Sanders receives the Cognitive Development Society 2017 Diversity Travel Award

Date published: 9/6/2017

Congratulations to Andrew Sanders (Developmental Area) who received the Cognitive Development Society 2017 Diversity Travel Award. The Cognitive Development Society, with support from NSF, provides funding to awardees to help defray the cost of airfare, hotel, and meals during CDS 2017 in Portland.

Professor Alan Castel’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 8/25/2017

A study by Professor Alan Castel and psychology graduate student Catherine Middlebrooks, published in Psychological Science, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re multitasking.

A study by Professor Alan Castel and psychology graduate student Catherine Middlebrooks, published in Psychological Science, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re multitasking.

Blanche Wright selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar

Date published: 8/25/2017

Congratulations to Blanche Wright (Clinical Area) who was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar. The aim of this program is to create a large cadre of diverse students from multiple disciplines whose research and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a ‘Culture of Health’.

Leslie Rith-Najarian receives the Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship

Date published: 8/24/2017

Congratulations to Leslie Rith-Najarian (Clinical Area) who received the Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship! The Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship is a Graduate Division endowed fellowship.

ReJoyce Green receives the Philip and Aida Siff Educational Foundation Scholarship

Date published: 8/23/2017

Congratulations to ReJoyce Green (Clinical Area) who received The Philip and Aida Siff Educational Foundation Scholarship. The Philip and Aida Siff Educational Foundation Scholarship is a Graduate Division endowed fellowship for full-time graduate students on the basis of demonstrated financial need and scholastic achievement and promise.

 

 

Professor Shams Interviewed by Discover Magazine

Date published: 8/17/2017

Professor Ladan Shams was interviewed by Discover Magazine about perceptual preferences and the mass popularity of certain videos. She is quoted in an article titled “Why Are Oddly Satisfying Videos So…Satisfying?”, which is available on Discover Magazine’s website.

NSF Postdoc Research Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 8/11/2017

Congratulations to our recent graduates, Natsuki Atagi and Hannah Schacter (Developmental Area) who received National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals.

Highlighting Faculty Member Michael Fanselow

Date published: 7/18/2017

Fear plays a critically important role in our lives; it triggers defensive behaviors that protect us from danger. However, fear that is disproportionate to threat causes anxiety disorders. My laboratory studies how experience and brain biology together determine fear.

Fear plays a critically important role in our lives; it triggers defensive behaviors that protect us from danger. However, fear that is disproportionate to threat causes anxiety disorders. My laboratory studies how experience and brain biology together determine fear.

UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology

Date published: 7/14/2017

Congratulations to Lauren Goldstein (Social Area) and Jesús Serrano-Careaga (Social Area) for receiving awards from the UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology. This endowment was established in response to an anonymous gift on December 17, 1999.  The fellowship is for doctoral students specializing in political psychology, the study of mass politics, and/or intergroup relations. Recipients of the award will on collaborative research with faculty.

Professor Alicia Izquierdo’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 7/10/2017

A study by Professor Alicia Izquierdo and her psychology graduate student, Alexandra Stolyarova, published in the open-access online science journal eLife, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers have identified changes in brain regions that may hold a key to why some people prefer certainty and others do not.

A study by Professor Alicia Izquierdo and her psychology graduate student, Alexandra Stolyarova, published in the open-access online science journal eLife, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers have identified changes in brain regions that may hold a key to why some people prefer certainty and others do not.

Professor Jaana Juvonen’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 6/22/2017

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Jaana Juvonen, published in the journal Child Development, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that middle school students from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds feel safer, less lonely and less bullied if they attend schools that are more diverse.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Jaana Juvonen, published in the journal Child Development, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that middle school students from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds feel safer, less lonely and less bullied if they attend schools that are more diverse.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Elisheva Hochberg-Miller

Date published: 6/19/2017

Elisheva Hochberg-Miller has been with the Infant Development Program since 2014, when she was a student in our Applied Developmental Minor. Upon graduation, Ellie joined IDP as a full time teacher at our Fernald location, where she was recently promoted to lead teacher. Ellie is a very patient, caring, and kind caregiver who always gives her full attention to the children in her care. She wears many hats as the lead teacher of the classroom. Not only does she care for 8 children daily, she trains and mentors student interns who are part of the Applied Developmental Psychology Minor.

Professor Kerri Johnson Elected to Society of Experimental Social Psychology Executive Committee

Date published: 6/15/2017

Congratulations to Professor Kerri Johnson on being elected to the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Executive Committee for a three-year term!

Hannah Schacter receives the PGSA J. Arthur Woodward Peer Mentor Award

Date published: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to Hannah Schacter (Developmental Area) for receiving the PGSA J. Arthur Woodward Peer Mentor Award!

Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award Recipients

Date published: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award recipients!

Congratulations to the 2017 Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award recipients!

Psychology Department Social Area Award Recipients

Date published: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Social Area Awards!

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Social Area Awards!

Professor Monti Interviewed by The Science Show

Date published: 6/5/2017

Professor Martin Monti was interviewed about his brain stimulation research on Saturday, June 3, by Robyn Williams of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) The Science Show. The audio interview and transcript are available on ABC’s website.

Dissertation Year Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to our Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) recipients! Nine graduate students received the 2017-2018 Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship. The DYF awards a $20,000 stipend and full fees to students during their last year of dissertation writing.

Congratulations to our Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) recipients! Nine graduate students received the 2017-2018 Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship. The DYF awards a $20,000 stipend and full fees to students during their last year of dissertation writing.

Psychology Department Clinical Area Award Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Clinical Area Awards!

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Clinical Area Awards!

Psychology Department Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Endowed Fellowships!

Marcie Haydon (2nd year, Health Area) received the 2017 John Fels and Sherri Abend-Fels Award of $500.

Yujia Peng (3rd year, Cognitive Neuroscience Area) received the 2017 Liu Yunghuo Bei Qui Memorial Fellowship of $3,000.

Julia Morgan (4th year, Clinical Area) received the summer 2017 Wayne Levine Fellowship of $6,000.

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