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.  Psych IT staff members are happy to help  you with this, but we won't be able to reach everyone at the last minute!  Please

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!

Timothy Williamson receives the Lung Health Dissertation Grant

Date published: 10/5/2017

Congratulations to Timothy Williamson (Clinical Area) for being selected to receive the 2017-2018 Lung Health Dissertation Grant from the American Lung Association.

Professor Jim Stigler Named Fellow of Precision Institute at National University

Date published: 10/2/2017

Congratulations to Professor Jim Stigler on being named the first Fellow of the Precision Institute at National University. In his role as a fellow, he will contribute to developing and sharing research that explores data-driven approaches to identifying and applying personalized learning methodologies in higher education.

Highlighting Faculty Member Katherine Karlsgodt

Date published: 10/2/2017

Adolescence is a time of ongoing neurodevelopment, as well as a period of risk for development of major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. My laboratory uses neuroimaging to investigate how changes in the brain during this dynamic period may contribute to cognitive function and illness onset.

Adolescence is a time of ongoing neurodevelopment, as well as a period of risk for development of major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. My laboratory uses neuroimaging to investigate how changes in the brain during this dynamic period may contribute to cognitive function and illness onset.

Professor Monti's Research Highlighted in UCLA’s 2016-17 Year in Review

Date published: 9/26/2017

Congratulations to Professor Martin Monti whose brain stimulation research was highlighted as one of 10 “Daring Leaps Forward” in UCLA’s new 2016-17 Year in Review: https://yearinreview.ucla.edu/story/martinmonti

Alayna Park and Amy Rapp receive the SCCAP Student Achievement Awards

Date published: 9/20/2017

Congratulations to Alayna Park and Amy Rapp (Clinical Area) who received the Student Achievement Awards from the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP). SCCAP seeks to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, either through work on a recent youth-focused research project or through teaching, mentoring, clinical work and other forms of community engagement.

Introducing Engage Well – a new addition to the Healthy Campus Initiative focused on social well-being

Date published: 9/19/2017

This fall, Professors Ted Robles and Chris Dunkel Schetter will be launching a new "pod" in the Healthy Campus Initiative focused on promoting healthy social relationships at UCLA.

This fall, Professors Ted Robles and Chris Dunkel Schetter will be launching a new "pod" in the Healthy Campus Initiative focused on promoting healthy social relationships at UCLA.

American Psychologist – Special Issue on Close Family Relationships and Health

Date published: 9/15/2017

The September 2017 issue of American Psychologist is a Special Issue on Close Family Relationships and Health. Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter served as special issue coeditor and wrote the issue’s introduction, and Professor Ted Robles wrote an article for the issue.

The September 2017 issue of American Psychologist is a Special Issue on Close Family Relationships and Health. Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter served as special issue coeditor and wrote the issue’s introduction, and Professor Ted Robles wrote an article for the issue.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Elisa Fattoracci

Date published: 9/15/2017

Elisa Fattoracci, Clinical Services Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Staff Spotlight Award for repeatedly going above and beyond in her position. Since she began in December 2016, her resourcefulness and efficiency contributed tremendously to the Clinical Area. For example, during the height of admissions season, Elisa worked industriously to organize recruitment events that culminated in a very successful admissions cycle.

Professor Lara Ray Interviewed by Psychologists Off The Clock

Date published: 9/13/2017

Professor Lara Ray was interviewed by Psychologists Off The Clock about the neuroscience of alcohol and addiction. The podcast is available at Psychologists Off The Clock’s website.

Bryn Mawr College - Department of Psychology - Assistant Professor Position

Date published: 9/13/2017

The Department of Psychology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, beginning Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2018 in Behavioral Neuroscience, broadly defined.  We seek candidates whose program of research will engage undergraduate students.  The area of research specialty is open but we have a preference for candidates whose research engages questions about linkages between the brain and behavior in animal models or humans.  We are interested in broadly trained candidates who will enhance the departmental offerings in biological areas and s

Andrew Sanders receives the Cognitive Development Society 2017 Diversity Travel Award

Date published: 9/6/2017

Congratulations to Andrew Sanders (Developmental Area) who received the Cognitive Development Society 2017 Diversity Travel Award. The Cognitive Development Society, with support from NSF, provides funding to awardees to help defray the cost of airfare, hotel, and meals during CDS 2017 in Portland.

Professor Alan Castel’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 8/25/2017

A study by Professor Alan Castel and psychology graduate student Catherine Middlebrooks, published in Psychological Science, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re multitasking.

A study by Professor Alan Castel and psychology graduate student Catherine Middlebrooks, published in Psychological Science, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that while divided attention does impair memory, people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re multitasking.

Blanche Wright selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar

Date published: 8/25/2017

Congratulations to Blanche Wright (Clinical Area) who was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar. The aim of this program is to create a large cadre of diverse students from multiple disciplines whose research and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a ‘Culture of Health’.

Leslie Rith-Najarian receives the Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship

Date published: 8/24/2017

Congratulations to Leslie Rith-Najarian (Clinical Area) who received the Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship! The Mangasar M. Mangasarian Scholarship is a Graduate Division endowed fellowship.

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