Connie Hammen to Receive APF 2018 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement

Date published: 1/11/2018

Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor Connie Hammen who will receive the 2018 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation (APF). This award “recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science.”

Professor Janet Tomiyama Wrote Essay for The Conversation

Date published: 1/9/2018

Professor Janet Tomiyama wrote an essay (with former UCLA faculty member Traci Mann) for The Conversation, titled “What thin people don’t understand about dieting.” It is available at: http://theconversation.com/what-thin-people-dont-understand-about-dieting-86604.

Professor Janet Tomiyama wrote an essay (with former UCLA faculty member Traci Mann) for The Conversation, titled “What thin people don’t understand about dieting.” It is available at: http://theconversation.com/what-thin-people-dont-understand-about-dieting-86604.

ReJoyce Green receives a NIH T32 Predoctoral Fellowship with the UCLA TNDA Program

Date published: 1/8/2018

Congratulations to ReJoyce Green (Clinical Area) for being awarded the National Institutes of Health T32 Predoctoral Fellowship with the UCLA Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse (TNDA) Program. As a TNDA trainee, ReJoyce will complete a training curriculum and complete coursework in the neuroscience of addiction.

Important Winter Quarter Dates and Deadlines

Date published: 1/4/2018

Winter Quarter instruction begins on January 8, 2018. The Schedule of Classes is available to review.

 

Winter Quarter instruction begins on January 8, 2018. The Schedule of Classes is available to review.

 

Professor David Miklowitz Receives 2017 SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award

Date published: 12/22/2017

Congratulations to Professor David Miklowitz for receiving the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). The award is given each year to an individual who has made an extremely important career contribution to the science of clinical psychology.

Professor Carrie Bearden Receives Joel Elkes Research Award

Date published: 12/20/2017

Congratulations to Professor Carrie Bearden for receiving the Joel Elkes Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award is presented in recognition of an outstanding clinical contribution to neuropsychopharmacology.

Professor Lara Ray Receives Eva King-Killam Research Award

Date published: 12/14/2017

Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for receiving the Eva King-Killam Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award is presented on the basis of outstanding translational research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.

Matlab licenses for researchers available

Date published: 12/13/2017

We once again have available a batch of Matlab licenses that may be purchased by research labs for $155 each.  This greatly reduced price is the result of having purchased a large quantity in advance, with the expectation that these will be distributed and costs recovered accordingly.  If you’re interested in obtaining one of these licenses please submit a helpdesk request, and provide the FAU to which the license can be charged.  Licenses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sarah Tashjian receives the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award

Date published: 12/11/2017

Congratulations to Sarah Tashjian (Developmental Area) for receiving the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. The Early Graduate Student Researcher Award program recognizes students for conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training. It focuses on both the student’s general research experience and specific completed research projects. Awardees receive a monetary award that may be used for direct research expenses, software and/or conference travel.

Professor Blaisdell Interviewed by Mind Field

Date published: 12/11/2017

Professor Aaron Blaisdell was interviewed on a YouTube Red show called Mind Field, hosted by Internet Personality Michael Stevens. The episode is about the trolley dilemma and is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sl5KJ69qiA.

Highlighting Faculty Member Elizabeth Ligon Bjork

Date published: 12/1/2017

Memory and learning are central to every aspect of cognition and behavior and the main focus of my research.  In the lab I co-direct with Robert Bjork, we explore the symbiotic interactions between learning and forgetting that often—and unintuitively—foster an adaptive memory system.

Memory and learning are central to every aspect of cognition and behavior and the main focus of my research.  In the lab I co-direct with Robert Bjork, we explore the symbiotic interactions between learning and forgetting that often—and unintuitively—foster an adaptive memory system.

Jill Waterman Received Adoption Excellence Award

Date published: 11/20/2017

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

Jenna Cummings and Leslie Rith-Najarian receive the APA Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 11/3/2017

Congratulations to Jenna Cummings (Health Area) and Leslie Rith-Najarian (Clinical Area) on being selected as recipients of the 2017 American Psychological Association (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 with research costs.

Winter Enrollment Information

Date published: 10/27/2017

The Winter 2018 Schedule has been updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments began November 6 and first pass enrollment appointments began November 9.  Second pass apparointments began November 16. Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

The Winter 2018 Schedule has been updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments began November 6 and first pass enrollment appointments began November 9.  Second pass apparointments began November 16. Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

Lianne Barnes receives the SPSP Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award

Date published: 10/25/2017

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for receiving the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award. The SPSP travel award provides students with funds to be used to cover conference-related expenses.

MFA Enrollment needed by October 31

Date published: 10/16/2017

As of today about half of our department members have successfully enrolled their UCLA Logons in MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication).  If you haven't done so already, please take the important step of enrolling now.  The deadline for employees to complete enrollment is October 31, 2017.  

Amy Sewart receives the 2017 Aaron T. Beck Student Achievement Award

Date published: 10/16/2017

Congratulations to Amy Sewart (Clinical Area) for being awarded the 2017 Aaron T. Beck Student Achievement Award by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Congratulations to Amy Sewart (Clinical Area) for being awarded the 2017 Aaron T. Beck Student Achievement Award by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Lianne Barnes receives the 2017 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award

Date published: 10/9/2017

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for receiving the 2017 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for receiving the 2017 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Tomiyama!

Date published: 10/9/2017

The Health Psychology Area is delighted to announce that Dr. Janet Tomiyama was promoted to Associate Professor this year and was among the five psychological scientists awarded the 2017 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The Janet Taylor Spence Award, named for APS’s first elected president, recognizes early-career scientists whose cutting-edge work promises to advance psychological science. Here is an interview with Professor Tomiyama, published in the APS Observer.

The Health Psychology Area is delighted to announce that Dr. Janet Tomiyama was promoted to Associate Professor this year and was among the five psychological scientists awarded the 2017 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The Janet Taylor Spence Award, named for APS’s first elected president, recognizes early-career scientists whose cutting-edge work promises to advance psychological science. Here is an interview with Professor Tomiyama, published in the APS Observer.

Welcome Incoming Class of 2017!

Date published: 10/5/2017

We were proud to welcome 36 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2017!

We were proud to welcome 36 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2017!

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