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Memorial for Professor Wendell Jeffrey

The UCLA Department of Psychology will celebrate
The Life and Legacy of Professor Wendell Jeffrey

RSVP to carpio@psych.ucla.edu

The UCLA Department of Psychology will celebrate
The Life and Legacy of Professor Wendell Jeffrey

RSVP to carpio@psych.ucla.edu

Event Location: 
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequioa Room
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Welcome Incoming Class of 2015!

Date published: 10/20/2015

We were proud to welcome 41 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 22, 2015!

We were proud to welcome 41 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 22, 2015!

3D Printing at UCLA Library

Date published: 10/20/2015

UCLA library officials recently announced a pilot program that will allow students and faculty to use the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer for their own design, art and research projects. Applicants can email proposals to LuxLab@library.ucla.edu

For more information, please see this Daily Bruin article.

Highlighting Faculty Member Steve Lee

Date published: 10/20/2015

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conduct problems (e.g., aggression) are highly prevalent, treatment resistant, and they uniquely predict poor adolescent and adult outcomes. My research focuses on identifying factors that predict the onset, maintenance, and long-term prognosis of children with these challenges.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conduct problems (e.g., aggression) are highly prevalent, treatment resistant, and they uniquely predict poor adolescent and adult outcomes. My research focuses on identifying factors that predict the onset, maintenance, and long-term prognosis of children with these challenges.

Manually Install Optional Windows Updates Without Upgrading to Windows 10

Date published: 10/14/2015

Due to possible incompatibility issues, Psych IT does not recommend upgrading to Windows 10 right now. Please be advised that you can perform other updates without upgrading to Windows 10 by following these instructions.

Due to possible incompatibility issues, Psych IT does not recommend upgrading to Windows 10 right now. Please be advised that you can perform other updates without upgrading to Windows 10 by following these instructions.

Professor Abramson Proposed the New Affirmative Consent Law

Date published: 10/8/2015

In November 2014, California Deputy Attorney General Leif Dautch and Prof. Paul Abramson of our Department proposed that the new Affirmative Consent law regarding sexual behavior for California college campuses was too little, too late.

In November 2014, California Deputy Attorney General Leif Dautch and Prof. Paul Abramson of our Department proposed that the new Affirmative Consent law regarding sexual behavior for California college campuses was too little, too late.

Lieberman Honored by SESP

Date published: 9/28/2015

Professor Matt Lieberman received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).

Professor Matt Lieberman received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).

Important Winter Quarter Dates and Deadlines

Date published: 9/18/2015

Don't forget that the Winter Quarter and instruction begins on January 4th.

Don't forget that the Winter Quarter and instruction begins on January 4th.

Highlighting New Faculty Member Craig Enders

Date published: 9/16/2015

Missing data are a pervasive research problem that cuts across a variety of substantive disciplines. For example, participants in a psychology study may refuse to answer specific questionnaire items, or patients in a longitudinal clinical trial may drop out prematurely. Applying unsophisticated analysis approaches (e.g., excluding cases with missing data) can bias estimates of associations among variables and reduce the sensitivity to detect treatment effects.

Missing data are a pervasive research problem that cuts across a variety of substantive disciplines. For example, participants in a psychology study may refuse to answer specific questionnaire items, or patients in a longitudinal clinical trial may drop out prematurely. Applying unsophisticated analysis approaches (e.g., excluding cases with missing data) can bias estimates of associations among variables and reduce the sensitivity to detect treatment effects.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Tyler Tuione

Date published: 9/10/2015

We are happy to announce that we are highlighting Tyler Tuione, Facilities & Auxiliary Services Coordinator, for repeatedly going above and beyond in his position and efforts on behalf of the Department with this quarter’s Psychology Staff Spotlight Award. Tyler has frequently come into work Saturdays to address building emergencies. His participation in these events was essential  and valued.  He has found new ways to save departmental resources by coordinating his work-study students to perform multiple space moves throughout the quarter.

Dealing with spam for Enterprise Messaging (EM) users

Date published: 9/3/2015

We recently discovered that many messages intended for our Psychology Enterprise Messaging (EM) email users were mistakenly tagged as spam.  In working with the EM team we learned that EM has been processing an extremely high number of advertisement/marketing emails.  They explained that the EM servers start deferring legitimate messages when their system load is too high, and the loads have been higher than 80% recently.  To combat this problem EM’s spam settings were changed but in doing so, much of our legitimate mail (especially messages sent through mailing lists like Mailman), was qua

Festschrift for Eran Zaidel, PhD

Festschrift for Eran Zaidel, PhD
Department of Psychology, UCLA
“Being in balance: The (dis) connected brain”

September 10, 2015 11am – 6:00pm
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB 132)
635 Charles E. Young Dr. South

For more information, see the event flyer.

Event Location: 
Neuroscience Research Building, 132
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

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Malamuth and Farley Research Receive News Coverage

Date published: 9/3/2015

News of a new Journal of Interpersonal Violence research by Professor Neil Malamuth and Melissa Farley has received national and international news coverage .

News of a new Journal of Interpersonal Violence research by Professor Neil Malamuth and Melissa Farley has received national and international news coverage .

Fall Quarter 2015

Date published: 9/3/2015

Hello Students! Don't forget that September 21st-25th is Week 0 and instruction begins on Thursday, September 24th!

Hello Students! Don't forget that September 21st-25th is Week 0 and instruction begins on Thursday, September 24th!

Support for SPSS in the department computer labs

Date published: 8/31/2015

Psych IT will be migrating the Psychology Computing Lab's SPSS license server to a virtual environment on Monday September 14, 2015.  As a result, SPSS may not be available for some period of time between 8am and 5pm that day.  Please note that once the migration is complete, only SPSS versions 19 and above will be available in the computer labs.  

If you'd like more information regarding the use of SPSS in our department computing labs, please contact helpdesk.

Galván Appointed New Jeffrey/Wenzel Term Chair

Date published: 8/18/2015

Professor Adriana Galván has been appointed the Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. The Chair was endowed by, and honors, former Department Professor Jeff Jeffrey and his wife, UCLA Professor Emerita Bernice Wenzel.

Professor Adriana Galván has been appointed the Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. The Chair was endowed by, and honors, former Department Professor Jeff Jeffrey and his wife, UCLA Professor Emerita Bernice Wenzel.

Lara Ray Appointed Fellow of APA

Date published: 8/11/2015

Professor Ray has been appointed a Fellow of APA by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ray was nominated by APA Division 50, Society for Addiction Psychology (SoAP).

Professor Ray has been appointed a Fellow of APA by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ray was nominated by APA Division 50, Society for Addiction Psychology (SoAP).

Highlighting Faculty Member Jenessa Shapiro

Date published: 8/7/2015

How do negative stereotypes undermine performance on important tasks, like SAT tests and final exams? And, if we can understand this, are there simple interventions that can protect students’ performance against the harmful effects of these stereotypes?

How do negative stereotypes undermine performance on important tasks, like SAT tests and final exams? And, if we can understand this, are there simple interventions that can protect students’ performance against the harmful effects of these stereotypes?

Research by Holyoak and Powell garners attention

Date published: 8/6/2015

Research about vaccination by Professor Keith Holyoak and grad student Derek Powell is featured on UCLA's homepage.

Research about vaccination by Professor Keith Holyoak and grad student Derek Powell is featured on UCLA's homepage.

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