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Highlighting Faculty Member Annette Stanton

Date published: 4/3/2015

When adults confront profound and prolonged stressors, what factors enhance or hinder their well-being and health? The ultimate goal of my program of research is to promote optimal quality of life and health for adults and their loved ones as they live with major stressors, with a focus on the experience of cancer. In my laboratory, we first work to characterize useful and harmful responses to major stressors. We then translate those findings into action by developing and testing approaches to enhance psychological and physical health during serious stressors.

When adults confront profound and prolonged stressors, what factors enhance or hinder their well-being and health? The ultimate goal of my program of research is to promote optimal quality of life and health for adults and their loved ones as they live with major stressors, with a focus on the experience of cancer. In my laboratory, we first work to characterize useful and harmful responses to major stressors. We then translate those findings into action by developing and testing approaches to enhance psychological and physical health during serious stressors.

Support UCLA Psychology Graduate Students at Grad Slam!

Support our UCLA Psychology Graduate Students at the 2015 UCLA Grad Slam Competition: A Master's and Doctoral Students Competitive Research Showcase! There are approximately 90 students entered in the competition, representing nearly 50 different academic programs, and 5 Psychology Graduate Students are participating.

Support our UCLA Psychology Graduate Students at the 2015 UCLA Grad Slam Competition: A Master's and Doctoral Students Competitive Research Showcase! There are approximately 90 students entered in the competition, representing nearly 50 different academic programs, and 5 Psychology Graduate Students are participating.

Event Location: 
Multiple Locations
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 9:00am to Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:00pm

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Apple Logo Memory Research Gains Attention

Date published: 4/2/2015

Research by graduate student Adam Blake, former student, Meenely Nazarian, and Professor Alan Castel has been garnering some media attention. The paper, now in press at the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, examines how people remember and misremember the Apple logo.

Research by graduate student Adam Blake, former student, Meenely Nazarian, and Professor Alan Castel has been garnering some media attention. The paper, now in press at the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, examines how people remember and misremember the Apple logo.

Congratulations to the 2015 DoD NDSEG Fellowship recipients!

Date published: 4/1/2015

Two Psychology Graduate Students have received the prestigious 2015 Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship!

Two Psychology Graduate Students have received the prestigious 2015 Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship!

Congratulations to the 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recipients!

Date published: 3/31/2015

The Psychology Department is proud to announce another successful year of NSF GRFP Recipients and Honorable Mentions!

The Psychology Department is proud to announce another successful year of NSF GRFP Recipients and Honorable Mentions!

Michael Fanselow named Chair and Director

Date published: 3/19/2015

Professor Michael Fanselow has been appointed the Staglin Family Chair in Psychology and as Director of a new research center, the Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health. Congratulations Michael!

Professor Michael Fanselow has been appointed the Staglin Family Chair in Psychology and as Director of a new research center, the Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health. Congratulations Michael!

Bob and Elizabeth Bjork Receive Cattell Fellow Award

Date published: 3/5/2015

Professors Bob and Elizabeth Bjork have been chosen to jointly receive the Association for Psychological Science's 2016 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. The Cattell Award honors distinguished APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research.

Professors Bob and Elizabeth Bjork have been chosen to jointly receive the Association for Psychological Science's 2016 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. The Cattell Award honors distinguished APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research.

Highlighting Faculty Member Naomi Eisenberger

Date published: 3/3/2015

Why do our social relationships have such a profound impact on our well-being? Why does feeling connected to those we love feel so good, whereas feeling estranged from them causes so much pain? In my laboratory, we use behavioral, physiological, and neuroimaging techniques to answer these questions and to understand how our need for social connection has left its mark on our minds, our brains, and our bodies.

Why do our social relationships have such a profound impact on our well-being? Why does feeling connected to those we love feel so good, whereas feeling estranged from them causes so much pain? In my laboratory, we use behavioral, physiological, and neuroimaging techniques to answer these questions and to understand how our need for social connection has left its mark on our minds, our brains, and our bodies.

Members of Psychology Department Honored at Annual SPSP Award Ceremony

Date published: 2/26/2015

Psychology Department faculty members, alumni, graduate students and undergraduate students will be amongst those honored at the 2014 award ceremony at this week's annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting in Long Beach, California.

Psychology Department faculty members, alumni, graduate students and undergraduate students will be amongst those honored at the 2014 award ceremony at this week's annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting in Long Beach, California.

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) 2015

Date published: 2/26/2015

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on May 8, 2015.

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on May 8, 2015.

Graduate Students Honored at the 2015 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Awards Ceremony!

Date published: 2/25/2015

Many graduate students will be recognized at this year's SPSP Award Ceremony!

Nicholas Alt (1st year): Graduate Student Travel Award
Stephanie Vezich (5th year): Diversity Fund Graduate Award
Vanessa Zavala (3rd year): Diversity Fund Graduate Award

Congratulations to you all!
 

Leslie Rith-Najarian wins Award

Date published: 2/6/2015

Congratulations to 2nd Year Clinical student, Leslie Rith-Najarian, on winning the 2015 Stephen D. Weiss Student Mental Health Award!

Congratulations to 2nd Year Clinical student, Leslie Rith-Najarian, on winning the 2015 Stephen D. Weiss Student Mental Health Award!

Underrepresented Graduate Students in Psychology (UGSP) Brown Bag Lecture!

Featuring Dean of Life Sciences Victoria Sork

Featuring Dean of Life Sciences Victoria Sork

Event Location: 
5461 Franz Hall
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Highlighting Faculty Member Scott Johnson

Date published: 2/4/2015

The principal focus of our research is perceptual and cognitive development. Infants are born with no visual experience, and are suddenly confronted with a barrage of new sights and sounds. How do they begin to make sense of this new sensory input? We explore this question, and many others, with studies that investigate visual and auditory perception and learning processes in infants, children, and adults.

The principal focus of our research is perceptual and cognitive development. Infants are born with no visual experience, and are suddenly confronted with a barrage of new sights and sounds. How do they begin to make sense of this new sensory input? We explore this question, and many others, with studies that investigate visual and auditory perception and learning processes in infants, children, and adults.

Come learn about possible undergraduate research opportunities in the Psychology Department and ways to get involved

Date published: 2/2/2015

Underrepresented Graduate Students in Psychology (UGSP) is organizing a "Speed Data-ing" event, co-hosted by Psi Chi, where undergraduates can learn about different research opportunities in the Psychology Department and ways to get involved. March 4th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Franz 3534

Underrepresented Graduate Students in Psychology (UGSP) is organizing a "Speed Data-ing" event, co-hosted by Psi Chi, where undergraduates can learn about different research opportunities in the Psychology Department and ways to get involved. March 4th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Franz 3534

Lauren Sherman chosen for 2nd Annual Dissertation Launchpad Showcase!

Date published: 1/30/2015

Lauren Sherman has been chosen as one of eight Social Sciences graduate students for the 2nd Annual Dissertation Launchpad Showcase. The tentative title of her talk is "Social Media Use and Peer Influence in Adolescence: Perspectives from Neuroimaging."

Jessica Chiang wins a UC Mexus Award!

Date published: 1/30/2015

Congratulations to Jessica Chiang, a 5th year Health graduate student, who received the 2014 UC Mexus Grant for Dissertation Research!

Phil Kellman Participated in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning

Date published: 1/29/2015

At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Phil Kellman of the UCLA Department of Psychology participated on January 23, 2015 in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning.

At the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Phil Kellman of the UCLA Department of Psychology participated on January 23, 2015 in the White House Workshop on Bridging Neuroscience and Learning.

Professor Miller Elected to Executive Board

Date published: 1/23/2015

Department Chair Gregory A. Miller has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.

Department Chair Gregory A. Miller has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology.

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