Professor Shams Interviewed by Discover Magazine

Date published: 8/17/2017

Professor Ladan Shams was interviewed by Discover Magazine about perceptual preferences and the mass popularity of certain videos. She is quoted in an article titled “Why Are Oddly Satisfying Videos So…Satisfying?”, which is available on Discover Magazine’s website.

NSF Postdoc Research Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 8/11/2017

Congratulations to our recent graduates, Natsuki Atagi and Hannah Schacter (Developmental Area) who received National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals.

Highlighting Faculty Member Michael Fanselow

Date published: 7/18/2017

Fear plays a critically important role in our lives; it triggers defensive behaviors that protect us from danger. However, fear that is disproportionate to threat causes anxiety disorders. My laboratory studies how experience and brain biology together determine fear.

Fear plays a critically important role in our lives; it triggers defensive behaviors that protect us from danger. However, fear that is disproportionate to threat causes anxiety disorders. My laboratory studies how experience and brain biology together determine fear.

UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology

Date published: 7/14/2017

Congratulations to Lauren Goldstein (Social Area) and Jesús Serrano-Careaga (Social Area) for receiving awards from the UCLA Fellowship in Political Psychology. This endowment was established in response to an anonymous gift on December 17, 1999.  The fellowship is for doctoral students specializing in political psychology, the study of mass politics, and/or intergroup relations. Recipients of the award will on collaborative research with faculty.

Professor Alicia Izquierdo’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 7/10/2017

A study by Professor Alicia Izquierdo and her psychology graduate student, Alexandra Stolyarova, published in the open-access online science journal eLife, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers have identified changes in brain regions that may hold a key to why some people prefer certainty and others do not.

A study by Professor Alicia Izquierdo and her psychology graduate student, Alexandra Stolyarova, published in the open-access online science journal eLife, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers have identified changes in brain regions that may hold a key to why some people prefer certainty and others do not.

Professor Jaana Juvonen’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 6/22/2017

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Jaana Juvonen, published in the journal Child Development, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that middle school students from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds feel safer, less lonely and less bullied if they attend schools that are more diverse.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Jaana Juvonen, published in the journal Child Development, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found that middle school students from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds feel safer, less lonely and less bullied if they attend schools that are more diverse.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Elisheva Hochberg-Miller

Date published: 6/19/2017

Elisheva Hochberg-Miller has been with the Infant Development Program since 2014, when she was a student in our Applied Developmental Minor. Upon graduation, Ellie joined IDP as a full time teacher at our Fernald location, where she was recently promoted to lead teacher. Ellie is a very patient, caring, and kind caregiver who always gives her full attention to the children in her care. She wears many hats as the lead teacher of the classroom. Not only does she care for 8 children daily, she trains and mentors student interns who are part of the Applied Developmental Psychology Minor.

Professor Kerri Johnson Elected to Society of Experimental Social Psychology Executive Committee

Date published: 6/15/2017

Congratulations to Professor Kerri Johnson on being elected to the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Executive Committee for a three-year term!

Hannah Schacter receives the PGSA J. Arthur Woodward Peer Mentor Award

Date published: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to Hannah Schacter (Developmental Area) for receiving the PGSA J. Arthur Woodward Peer Mentor Award!

Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award Recipients

Date published: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award recipients!

Congratulations to the 2017 Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award recipients!

Psychology Department Social Area Award Recipients

Date published: 6/8/2017

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Social Area Awards!

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Social Area Awards!

Professor Monti Interviewed by The Science Show

Date published: 6/5/2017

Professor Martin Monti was interviewed about his brain stimulation research on Saturday, June 3, by Robyn Williams of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) The Science Show. The audio interview and transcript are available on ABC’s website.

Dissertation Year Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to our Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) recipients! Nine graduate students received the 2017-2018 Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship. The DYF awards a $20,000 stipend and full fees to students during their last year of dissertation writing.

Congratulations to our Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) recipients! Nine graduate students received the 2017-2018 Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship. The DYF awards a $20,000 stipend and full fees to students during their last year of dissertation writing.

Psychology Department Clinical Area Award Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Clinical Area Awards!

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Clinical Area Awards!

Psychology Department Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Endowed Fellowships!

Marcie Haydon (2nd year, Health Area) received the 2017 John Fels and Sherri Abend-Fels Award of $500.

Yujia Peng (3rd year, Cognitive Neuroscience Area) received the 2017 Liu Yunghuo Bei Qui Memorial Fellowship of $3,000.

Julia Morgan (4th year, Clinical Area) received the summer 2017 Wayne Levine Fellowship of $6,000.

Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to the following students for receiving 2017-2018 Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowships!

Congratulations to the following students for receiving 2017-2018 Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowships!

UC Grad Slam Winner

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to Leslie Rith-Najarian on winning both the UCLA Grad Slam and the systemwide UC Grad Slam! Leslie’s presentation was titled “Making Mental Health Treatment More Engaging and Accessible.” Her academic advisor is Bruce Chorpita. To learn more, please see the UCLA Newsroom at http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-psychology-graduate-student-wins-uc-grad-slam-competition.

Ariana Bell receives The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship Fund

Date published: 6/2/2017

Congratulations to Ariana Bell (Social Area) for receiving The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship Fund. This department endowed summer fellowship of $3,000 is for a female graduate student in Social Psychology studying significant social issues. Thank you to our generous donors for their continued support of our students and department!

Professor Carrie Bearden’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 5/31/2017

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Carrie Bearden, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Professor Carrie Bearden, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers found brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

Protect your UCLA logon credentials with MFA

Date published: 5/17/2017

All UCLA members now have the option to use Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) whenever they use their UCLA logon.  Psych IT highly recommends this practice, as we continue to see security threats of all kinds increase.   All Psych IT members have been using MFA for the last several months – you too, can join the cadre of MFA champions!

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