Highlighting Faculty Member Vickie Mays

Date published: 1/18/2017

In 1985, a historical report was issued by Health Secretary Heckler on Black and Minority Health. While there was already decades of research demonstrating that the physical and mental health of racial/ethnic minorities particularly African Americans was worse than most others in the United States, there was not a coordinated effort to focus and improve the health of African Americans.

In 1985, a historical report was issued by Health Secretary Heckler on Black and Minority Health. While there was already decades of research demonstrating that the physical and mental health of racial/ethnic minorities particularly African Americans was worse than most others in the United States, there was not a coordinated effort to focus and improve the health of African Americans.

Professor Ray to Receive 2017 APA Distinguished Scientific Award

Date published: 1/3/2017

Professor Lara Ray has been selected to receive the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research.

Professor Lara Ray has been selected to receive the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research.

Professor Hakwan Lau’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 12/22/2016

Research by Professor Hakwan Lau on a new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The research was published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour, and it was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Research by Professor Hakwan Lau on a new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The research was published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour, and it was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Johnson's Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 12/19/2016

Research by UCLA psychologists, including Professor Scott Johnson, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences. The findings help advance understanding of social cognition and social development.

Research by UCLA psychologists, including Professor Scott Johnson, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences. The findings help advance understanding of social cognition and social development.

Blaisdell Appeared on Netflix Show "White Rabbit Project"

Date published: 12/15/2016

Professor Aaron Blaisdell made an appearance as an expert in Psychology and Animal Behavior on a Netflix show released on December 9th called White Rabbit Project.

Professor Aaron Blaisdell made an appearance as an expert in Psychology and Animal Behavior on a Netflix show released on December 9th called White Rabbit Project.

Monti Recognized by Wired

Date published: 12/12/2016

In its “Best of 2016” edition, Wired, which reported on the brain stimulation research by Martin Monti and Paul Vesta, praises Dr. Monti’s work as the eighth best thing that happened in 2016. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/good-things-2016

Ransomware families expected to rise 25% in 2017

Date published: 12/6/2016

The UCLA IT Security Office recently sent a warning about a phishing message that is being distributed in some areas of campus (see below).  These attempts are expected to increase and are described in a recent article from the Info Security Group.   Please remain vigilant.  Do not open any attachments on suspcious messages and immediately delete the messages.  

Please contact the Information Security Office at security@ucla.edu if you have any questions concerns regarding this notification below.

Multi Factor Authentication

Date published: 12/2/2016

In the coming weeks you'll start to hear more about a security enhancement for your UCLA login credentials called Multi Factor Authentication (MFA).  Right now MFA is an optional, but very good practice.  It adds another layer of protection for your account that includes not just your login ID and password, but a secondary device to verify your identity.

Keep Your Firefox Up-to-Date

Date published: 12/2/2016

An important Firefox security update was released today.  Please take a moment to make sure you're using the most current version at the link below.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version

You may log a help desk request if you have questions or would like additional information.

Mona Moieni and Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado receive the 2016 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 11/30/2016

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) and Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado (Developmental Area) on being selected as recipients of the 2016 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award. This scholarship assists graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the doctoral dissertation. Our award recipients of this scholarship will receive a grant of $1,000.

Arizona State University: Two Post-Doctoral Research Associates in Diversity and Inclusion Science Starting Fall 2017

Date published: 11/16/2016

The School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is launching a new and innovative initiative in Diversity and Inclusion Science and we are hiring up to two full-time postdoctoral research associates to join us in this effort.

The School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is launching a new and innovative initiative in Diversity and Inclusion Science and we are hiring up to two full-time postdoctoral research associates to join us in this effort.

Mona Moieni receives the 2016 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

Date published: 11/3/2016

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) on being selected as the recipient of the 2016 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship. This scholarship assists graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the doctoral dissertation. Award recipients of this scholarship receive a stipend of $1,000.

Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado receives the 2016 APF/COGDOP Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship

Date published: 10/26/2016

Congratulations to Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado (Developmental Area) on being selected as the recipient of the 2016 APF/COGDOP Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship. This scholarship assists graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the doctoral dissertation. Award recipients of this scholarship receive a stipend of $2,000.

Bower Appointed to Solomon Professorship

Date published: 10/21/2016

Professor Julie Bower has been appointed to the George F. Solomon Professorship of Psychobiology in the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.

Professor Julie Bower has been appointed to the George F. Solomon Professorship of Psychobiology in the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Mahea Ayoso-Sadsad

Date published: 10/14/2016

Mahea has been be a member of the financial services unit in the Psychology Department since May 2015.

UCLA Box update

Date published: 10/13/2016

We announced the availability of UCLA Box for storing and sharing files in 2014.  Since then, use of Box has grown and its offerings have expanded.  Learn more about these features and how to access your individual account.  Psych IT also has a short “how to” page that discusses how to share documents with

Welcome Incoming Class of 2016!

Date published: 10/4/2016

We were proud to welcome 23 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2016!

We were proud to welcome 23 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2016!

Izquierdo Selected as a Kavli Fellow

Date published: 9/29/2016

Associate Professor Alicia Izquierdo has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2016.

Associate Professor Alicia Izquierdo has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2016.

Mona Moieni receives the 2016 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award

Date published: 9/26/2016

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) for receiving the 2016 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) for receiving the 2016 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Highlighting New Faculty Member Jennifer Silvers

Date published: 9/15/2016

Decades of research in adults have shown us that the ability to regulate our emotions and impulses is critical for mental and physical health. By comparison, we know relatively little about how emotion regulation skills develop in the first place. In my lab, we seek to understand how the building blocks for effective emotion regulation are laid during childhood and adolescence.

Decades of research in adults have shown us that the ability to regulate our emotions and impulses is critical for mental and physical health. By comparison, we know relatively little about how emotion regulation skills develop in the first place. In my lab, we seek to understand how the building blocks for effective emotion regulation are laid during childhood and adolescence.

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