UCLA Grad Slam Winners

Date published: 4/27/2017

Congratulations to Leslie Rith-Najarian and Teresa Nguyen on being this year’s UCLA Grad Slam first and second place winners respectively. This year, 70 students representing 38 areas of study participated in the competition.

Congratulations to Leslie Rith-Najarian and Teresa Nguyen on being this year’s UCLA Grad Slam first and second place winners respectively. This year, 70 students representing 38 areas of study participated in the competition.

Graduate Research Mentorship Recipients

Date published: 4/27/2017

Congratulations to our Graduate Research Mentorship recipients! 6 graduate students received the 2017-2018 Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship Program, which awards a $20,000 stipend plus fees/tuition for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member.

Congratulations to our Graduate Research Mentorship recipients! 6 graduate students received the 2017-2018 Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship Program, which awards a $20,000 stipend plus fees/tuition for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member.

Professor Robert Bjork to Receive 2016-2017 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award

Date published: 4/26/2017

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Bjork on being selected to receive the 2016-2017 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award! The award is funded from a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement.

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Robert (Bob) Bjork on being selected to receive the 2016-2017 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award! The award is funded from a gift endowment established by the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and service performed by an Emeritus or Emerita Professor since retirement.

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Recipients

Date published: 4/24/2017

Congratulations to our Graduate Summer Research Mentorship recipients! 43 graduate students received the 2017 Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, which awards a $6,000 stipend for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member this summer.

Congratulations to our Graduate Summer Research Mentorship recipients! 43 graduate students received the 2017 Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, which awards a $6,000 stipend for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member this summer.

NIMH National Research Service Award

Date published: 4/24/2017

Congratulations to Amy Rapp (Clinical Area) who received the National Institute of Mental Health F31 National Research Service Award.

Congratulations to the 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recipients!

Date published: 4/24/2017

The Psychology Department is proud to announce our NSF GRFP Recipients and Honorable Mentions!

Congratulations to the Psychology Graduate Student recipients of the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program! The NSF GRFP is a prestigious three-year fellowship, which provides a yearly $34,000 stipend and $12,000 in fees. For more information, visit the NSF GRFP website.

Professor Gerardo Ramirez’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 4/20/2017

A study by Professor Gerardo Ramirez, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The article titled “Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches” is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by Professor Gerardo Ramirez, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The article titled “Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches” is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Bobby Chan

Date published: 4/7/2017

Bobby wears many hats in our IT unit: CCLE course website administrator and point of contact for faculty who use CCLE, computer lab operations specialist, and IT special projects liaison. His regular and timely assistance with CCLE course websites is important for the faculty and students who rely on information posted there daily, but Bobby is also interested in seeking to expand the use and capabilities of CCLE. He is part of a small task force that piloted and promoted the use of REEF polling within the CCLE environment.

Professor Chavira Receives 2017 APA Dalmas A. Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award

Date published: 4/5/2017

Congratulations to Professor Denise Chavira on receiving the Dalmas A. Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association. The award honors a mid-career scholar for outstanding research contributions to racial and ethnic minority psychology.

Highlighting Faculty Member Catherine Sandhofer

Date published: 3/10/2017

My research focus is on basic processes behind the acquisition of words and categories, and how these processes are differentially instantiated and promoted by the learning environment.

My research focus is on basic processes behind the acquisition of words and categories, and how these processes are differentially instantiated and promoted by the learning environment.

Google Groups to Replace Mailman

Date published: 3/8/2017

Campus IT Services has announced the plan to discontinue its Mailman distribution list service.  New lists should be created using Google Groups and existing Mailman lists should either be deleted or migrated.  More information can be found on the

Call for Nominations - Excellence Award

Date published: 3/8/2017

Life Sciences Excellence Award – Call for Nominations

Awards for Excellence in Educational Innovation and Promotion of Diversity

Professor Tomiyama Interviewed by NPR

Date published: 3/8/2017

Professor A. Janet Tomiyama was on NPR’s Morning Edition on Wednesday, March 8, speaking about the national decline in dieting and what it might mean for the health of Americans. The broadcast is available on NPR’s website.  

Security when Using Wireless in Franz Hall

Date published: 3/2/2017

The campus wireless network Eduroam (and others including UCLA WiFi, UCLA Web) should always be accessed using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).  There are some campus services that will not be accessible without VPN, so we advise always using it.  You can use the campus VPN provided by Bruin On Line, or request a Life Sciences VPN by submitting a help desk request.

Professor Sears Receives SPSP Career Contribution Award

Date published: 2/14/2017

Congratulations to Professor David Sears for receiving a Career Contribution Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. This award honors a scholar who has made major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas. Recipients are recognized for distinguished scholarly contributions across long and productive careers.

Congratulations to Professor David Sears for receiving a Career Contribution Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. This award honors a scholar who has made major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas. Recipients are recognized for distinguished scholarly contributions across long and productive careers.

Professor Shams Appeared on CBC TV Show "Myth or Science: The Secrets of our Senses”

Date published: 2/10/2017

Professor Ladan Shams appeared on a documentary about the human senses on CBC Television (public TV in Canada). The show, "Myth or Science: The Secrets of our Senses,” aired on January 26. Her segment featured an interview and demonstration of an illusion studied in her lab.

Professor Ladan Shams appeared on a documentary about the human senses on CBC Television (public TV in Canada). The show, "Myth or Science: The Secrets of our Senses,” aired on January 26. Her segment featured an interview and demonstration of an illusion studied in her lab.

Professor Tomiyama to Receive 2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Award

Date published: 2/7/2017

Congratulations to Professor A. Janet Tomiyama for being selected as a 2017 recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact her work is already having in the field of psychological science. The award was created in honor of Janet Taylor Spence to laud the creativity and innovative work of scientists who represent the future promise and potential of psychological science.

Congratulations to Professor A. Janet Tomiyama for being selected as a 2017 recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, in recognition of the significant impact her work is already having in the field of psychological science. The award was created in honor of Janet Taylor Spence to laud the creativity and innovative work of scientists who represent the future promise and potential of psychological science.

Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado receives the 2017 Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship

Date published: 2/7/2017

Congratulations to Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado on receiving the 2017 Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship! The Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship provides summer funding and conference travel costs for a graduate student in Psychology who is committed to advancing the field of Latino mental health.

Professor Lara Ray’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/2/2017

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Lara Ray, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that an anti-inflammatory drug primarily used in Japan to treat asthma could help people overcome alcoholism by reducing cravings for alcohol. The research was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Lara Ray, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that an anti-inflammatory drug primarily used in Japan to treat asthma could help people overcome alcoholism by reducing cravings for alcohol. The research was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Ramirez and Silvers Named 2016 APS Rising Stars

Date published: 1/27/2017

Professors Gerardo Ramirez and Jennifer Silvers have been named 2016 Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD.

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