THE UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 2812 LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING

Date published: 9/25/2018

*Please note that all contract courses will be due to our office by Friday of Week 1*
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*Please note that all contract courses will be due to our office by Friday of Week 1*
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Alicia Izquierdo to Receive NHSN Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator

Date published: 9/24/2018

Congratulations to Alicia Izquierdo for being selected to receive the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) 2018 Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator. This award is presented to an investigator for an outstanding track record of scientific contributions and publications in the field of drug abuse.

Professor Alan Castel’s New Book

Date published: 9/6/2018

Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel on his new book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The book highlights the latest scientific research on successful aging (covering topics such as memory, brain training, happiness, and retirement), coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.

Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel on his new book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The book highlights the latest scientific research on successful aging (covering topics such as memory, brain training, happiness, and retirement), coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.

Psychology Staff Spotlight Award - Randy Lesko

Date published: 9/5/2018

Randy Lesko, Undergraduate Advisor, has been selected to receive the Fall 2018 Staff Spotlight Award. In addition to performing his daily job at a high level of excellence, Randy demonstrated his skills as a team player by taking over many of the graduate advisor tasks while filling for Lisa Lee for the past three months. Although he currently works on undergrad admissions and advising, he has called upon his past experience in Chemistry in order to resolve issues, answer questions, and maintain services for Graduate Advising in Lisa’s absence.

Highlighting Faculty Member Michelle Craske

Date published: 8/1/2018

My lab investigates the cognitive, behavioral and biological risk factors and correlates of anxiety and depression in order to develop novel treatments. We take a multidisciplinary, science-driven approach and have a commitment to bringing our findings into clinical practice settings.

My lab investigates the cognitive, behavioral and biological risk factors and correlates of anxiety and depression in order to develop novel treatments. We take a multidisciplinary, science-driven approach and have a commitment to bringing our findings into clinical practice settings.

Jennifer Silvers Receives Kucharski Young Investigator Award

Date published: 8/1/2018

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Silvers on receiving the 2018 Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)! The award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Jennifer will be presented with the award at the ISDP annual meeting in November.

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Silvers on receiving the 2018 Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)! The award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Jennifer will be presented with the award at the ISDP annual meeting in November.

Psychology Staff Spotlight Award - Michael Jeon

Date published: 7/6/2018

We are happy to announce that Michael Jeon, Instructional Lab Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Psychology Staff Spotlight Award this quarter for his significant contributions to the Department. Michael has been working at UCLA since 1998; this summer he will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his UCLA career.  A veteran of the Psych department, Michael has been with us for 19 of those 20 years. Michael is primarily tasked with managing our four instructional computer labs.

Annette Stanton to Receive ISBM Distinguished Scientist Award

Date published: 6/20/2018

Congratulations to Professor Annette Stanton! The International Society of Behavioral Medicine Awards Committee has named her as the recipient of the ISBM Distinguished Scientist Award. She will receive the award at the opening ceremony of ICBM 2018 (www.icbm2018.cl) on November 14, 2018, in Santiago, Chile.

The Undergraduate Psychology Advising Office has moved to 2812 Life Sciences Building

Date published: 6/19/2018

The Undergraduate Psychology Advising Office will be moving to 2812 Life Sciences Building, starting Wednesday, June 20, 2018 due to renovation of the Psychology Tower Building.

The Undergraduate Psychology Advising Office will be moving to 2812 Life Sciences Building, starting Wednesday, June 20, 2018 due to renovation of the Psychology Tower Building.

Distinguished Professor David O. Sears Interviewed by Daily Bruin

Date published: 6/13/2018

The Daily Bruin interviewed Distinguished Professor David O. Sears who is retiring this month after 57 years of teaching at UCLA. The article titled “Retiring psychology professor reflects on, encourages interdisciplinary research” is available on the Daily Bruin’s website

Tiffany Brannon Receives Inaugural Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Award

Date published: 6/6/2018

Congratulations to Tiffany Brannon for receiving the inaugural Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Award! This award was created by the UCLA Undergraduate Research Centers to showcase the excellent faculty that mentor UCLA’s undergraduates in research and creative activities.

Fall 2018 Enrollment Information

Date published: 6/5/2018

The Fall 2018 Schedule is now updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments begin June 18 and first pass enrollment appointments begin June 21.

Highlighting Faculty Member Yuen Huo

Date published: 6/1/2018

The U.S. and other immigrant receiving nations are experiencing unprecedented levels of growth in population diversity. With the U.S. well on its way to becoming a majority-minority nation, optimism about the viability of a diverse society has given way to escalating tension between those who embrace change and those who resist it. My research identifies the conditions and mechanisms that determine the outcome of social diversity.

The U.S. and other immigrant receiving nations are experiencing unprecedented levels of growth in population diversity. With the U.S. well on its way to becoming a majority-minority nation, optimism about the viability of a diverse society has given way to escalating tension between those who embrace change and those who resist it. My research identifies the conditions and mechanisms that determine the outcome of social diversity.

Reduced Undergraduate Advising Hours

Date published: 5/21/2018

The Undergraduate Advising Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, May 24-25 for the UC Academic Advising Conference. The office will also be closed on Monday, May 28 to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

Please contact the office at 310-825-2730 or visit 1531 Franz Hall to make a future appointment or come in for drop in appointments during our regular advising hours.

Chris Dunkel Schetter to Receive Nathan W. Perry Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology

Date published: 5/17/2018

Congratulations to Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter, who received the 2018 Nathan W. Perry Jr. Award for Career Service to Health Psychology from the Society for Health Psychology (Div 38) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (August, 2018, San Francisco).   

Jaana Juvonen and Jennifer Silvers Wrote Op-Ed for Washington Post

Date published: 5/16/2018

Professors Jaana Juvonen and Jennifer Silvers wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Separating children from parents at the border isn’t just cruel. It’s torture.” The article is available on the Washington Post’s website.

Professors Jaana Juvonen and Jennifer Silvers wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post titled “Separating children from parents at the border isn’t just cruel. It’s torture.” The article is available on the Washington Post’s website.

Lianne Barnes selected to participate in Collegium of University Teaching Fellows

Date published: 5/8/2018

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for being selected to participate in the UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) program through the Office of Instructional Development.

Emma Bright receives the Center for the Study of Women Elizabeth Blackwell Graduate Award

Date published: 5/8/2018

Congratulations to Emma Bright (Health Area) for receiving the Center for the Study of Women Elizabeth Blackwell Graduate Award. The award is in recognition of Emma’s publication, Prospective investigation of social support, coping, and depressive symptoms: A model of adherence to endocrine therapy among women with breast cancer. The award is named for Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, the first woman to graduate from medical school.

NIMH T32 Predoctoral Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 5/8/2018

Congratulations to Arielle Radin (Health Area) and Carolyn Ponting (Clinical Area) for receiving the NIMH T32 predoctoral fellowship in Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health.

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