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

Featuring Dean of Life Sciences Victoria Sork

Featuring Dean of Life Sciences Victoria Sork

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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.

Announcing the First Annual Diversity Weekend

Date published: 1/7/2015

Announcing the First Annual Diversity Weekend

Sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce its inaugural Diversity Weekend scheduled for April 8-10, 2015, on the Minneapolis campus.

Professors featured in Top UCLA stories of 2014

Date published: 1/7/2015

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Aaron Blaisdell were featured in 2 of the 25 Top UCLA Stories of 2014

Professors Janet Tomiyama and Aaron Blaisdell were featured in 2 of the 25 Top UCLA Stories of 2014

Nim Tottenham - 2015 APA Distinguished Scientific Award

Date published: 12/18/2014

UCLA Associate Professor Nim Tottenham has been selected to receive the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

UCLA Associate Professor Nim Tottenham has been selected to receive the 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

Highlighting Faculty Member Alicia Izquierdo

Date published: 12/17/2014

I study the neural basis of reward learning and addiction. My research interests span basic questions on the mechanisms of choices involving cost-benefit analyses to the development of novel preclinical models of addiction.

I study the neural basis of reward learning and addiction. My research interests span basic questions on the mechanisms of choices involving cost-benefit analyses to the development of novel preclinical models of addiction.

Lara Ray featured on Meet the Researcher

Date published: 11/20/2014

Lara Ray is featured in the “Meet the Researcher” series by the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network. Each quarter RSA and the ATTC Network profile researchers whose work has made some difference in our lives. www.attcnetwork.org/explore/priorityareas/science/meet_researchers

Jenessa Shapiro Recipient of Sage Young Scholar Award

Date published: 11/20/2014

Congratulations to Jenessa Shapiro, whom the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology has just named a recipient of the Sage Young Scholar Award. This award is given to 5 top young social psychologists in the field each year.

Congratulations to Jenessa Shapiro, whom the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology has just named a recipient of the Sage Young Scholar Award. This award is given to 5 top young social psychologists in the field each year.

Peter Bentler receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Date published: 11/20/2014

In summer 2014, Peter Bentler received the Lifetime Achievement (Career) Award from the Psychometric Society. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence in psychometric research over a minimum of 25 years, as evidenced by important publications, invited/keynote talks at relevant conferences, and professional service.

In summer 2014, Peter Bentler received the Lifetime Achievement (Career) Award from the Psychometric Society. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated excellence in psychometric research over a minimum of 25 years, as evidenced by important publications, invited/keynote talks at relevant conferences, and professional service.

Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury on KPCC

Date published: 11/20/2014

Professors Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury were featured on KPCC’s Take Two radio show, talking about their book titled “Love Me Slender: How smart couples team up to lose weight, exercise more and stay healthy together.”

Professors Ben Karney and Tom Bradbury were featured on KPCC’s Take Two radio show, talking about their book titled “Love Me Slender: How smart couples team up to lose weight, exercise more and stay healthy together.”

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference 2015

Date published: 11/14/2014

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on May 8, 2015. Any current undergraduate student working on research in a field of Psychology is welcome to apply.

Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on May 8, 2015. Any current undergraduate student working on research in a field of Psychology is welcome to apply.

Highlighting Faculty Member Jaana Juvonen

Date published: 11/14/2014

My goal is to identify conditions that affect the development of peer relationships because positive social ties promote well-being. Children learn unique social skills (e.g., how to negotiate conflicts, how to provide support) through their friendships, and teens who are accepted by their peers become happier and healthier adults than those who are ignored, rejected or bullied by their classmates.

My goal is to identify conditions that affect the development of peer relationships because positive social ties promote well-being. Children learn unique social skills (e.g., how to negotiate conflicts, how to provide support) through their friendships, and teens who are accepted by their peers become happier and healthier adults than those who are ignored, rejected or bullied by their classmates.

2014 APA Dissertation Research Award Recipients!

Date published: 11/14/2014

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award!

Yuen Huo and Felix Danbold's Research Garner Attention

Date published: 11/14/2014

Social Psychological and Personality Science research by Professor Yuen Huo and Graduate Student Felix Danbold is featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. It was also among UCLA’s “Top Stories of the Week”. The study has garnered some attention from several websites.

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