Psychology Staff Spotlight Award - Stephanie Santos

Date published: 7/15/2021

We are excited to announce that Stephanie Santos, Sr.

Dr. Adriana Galván Receives 2021 Gold Shield Faculty Prize

Date published: 7/14/2021

Congratulations to Dean Adriana Galván for receiving the 2021 Gold Shield Faculty Prize!

Congratulations to Dean Adriana Galván for receiving the 2021 Gold Shield Faculty Prize!

Professor Lara Ray Receives RSA Seixas Award for Service

Date published: 7/6/2021

Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for receiving the 2021 Research Society on Alcoholism's (RSA) Seixas Award for Service. Created in 1988, the award is conferred annually by the Society's Board of Directors.

In memoriam: Eran Zaidel

Date published: 7/1/2021

We are saddened to share that Eran Zaidel, Ph.D., an internationally recognized figure in the field of neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience who transformed our understanding of the lateralization of cognitive functions, passed away at home last night. He was 77 years old.

Two Professors Selected as 2021-22 UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows

Date published: 7/1/2021

Congratulations to Assistant Professors Idan Blank and Mel Sharpe for being selected as 2021-22 UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows. The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established by the Hellman Family Foundation to support and encourage the research of promising Assistant Professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

Research by Prof. Lara Ray and Colleagues Receives Media Attention

Date published: 7/1/2021

Research by Professor Lara Ray (lead author) is being prominently featured on the UCLA Newsroom and is generating substantial news coverage.

Research by Professor Lara Ray (lead author) is being prominently featured on the UCLA Newsroom and is generating substantial news coverage.

Highlighting Faculty Member Jennifer Sumner

Date published: 6/14/2021

Dr. Sumner’s research examines how the experiences of trauma and severe stress contribute to accelerated aging and risk for chronic disease.

Dr. Sumner’s research examines how the experiences of trauma and severe stress contribute to accelerated aging and risk for chronic disease.

Graudate Virtual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021

Date published: 6/11/2021

Congratulations to all our Psychology Department graduates receiving the Doctor of Philosophy, the Ph.D., the highest academic degree awarded by the university! Access our virtual celebration website.

Congratulations to all our Psychology Department graduates receiving the Doctor of Philosophy, the Ph.D., the highest academic degree awarded by the university! Access our virtual celebration website.

Undergraduate Virtual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021

Date published: 6/11/2021

Congratulations to the over 1,200 students who will be awarded Bachelor’s Degrees this year from the UCLA Psychology Department! Access our virtual celebration website.

Congratulations to the over 1,200 students who will be awarded Bachelor’s Degrees this year from the UCLA Psychology Department! Access our virtual celebration website.

Lara Ray Elected President Elect of the Research Society on Alcoholism

Date published: 6/9/2021

Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for being elected President Elect of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA). She will serve a one-year term as President Elect (June 2021-June 2022) followed by a one-year term as President (June 2022-June 2023).

Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for being elected President Elect of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA). She will serve a one-year term as President Elect (June 2021-June 2022) followed by a one-year term as President (June 2022-June 2023).

Research by Prof. Patricia Greenfield Receives Media Attention

Date published: 6/9/2021

Research by Distinguished Professor Patricia Greenfield and other researchers, featured on the UCLA Newsroom, revealed that American values, attitudes, and activities have changed dramatically during COVID-19. Findings were published in a special issue of the journal Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies dedicated to the pandemic.

Research by Distinguished Professor Patricia Greenfield and other researchers, featured on the UCLA Newsroom, revealed that American values, attitudes, and activities have changed dramatically during COVID-19. Findings were published in a special issue of the journal Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies dedicated to the pandemic.

Research by Prof. Chris Dunkel Schetter Receives Media Attention

Date published: 6/9/2021

Two studies by Distinguished Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter and a group of researchers, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology and Annals of Behavioral Medicine, were featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

Two studies by Distinguished Professor Chris Dunkel Schetter and a group of researchers, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology and Annals of Behavioral Medicine, were featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

Let’s Talk Science - Featuring Professor Alan Castel

Date published: 6/4/2021

The “Let’s Talk Science: Understanding Memory: From the Mind to Immunity” webinar recording featuring Professor Alan Castel is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3qOAZ6DKxo

Prof. Alan Castel Receives Fulbright Senior Scholar Award

Date published: 6/2/2021

Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel for receiving a 2021-22 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to travel to Israel to conduct collaborative research. The title of his Fulbright Senior Scholar Award is “Curiosity as a Spark to Lifelong Learning: A Cross-Cultural Comparison,” and he will collaborate with Professor Vered Halamish at Bar-Ilan University.

Prof. Vickie Mays Receives APA Presidential Citation

Date published: 5/26/2021

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Vickie Mays, who was honored for her contributions to psychological science and public policy with a Presidential Citation from APA President Jennifer Kelly during the May 16, 2021 Advocacy Summit: Stand for Science to Advance Psychology.

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Vickie Mays, who was honored for her contributions to psychological science and public policy with a Presidential Citation from APA President Jennifer Kelly during the May 16, 2021 Advocacy Summit: Stand for Science to Advance Psychology.

Jacqueline Perez receives The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Jacqueline Perez (Social Area) for receiving The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship. This endowed summer fellowship 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!

Jordan Thomas receives the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Elizabeth Blackwell Graduate Award

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Jordan Thomas (Clinical Area) for receiving the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Elizabeth Blackwell Graduate Award. The award recognizes an outstanding research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavo

Amanda Baker is in Top 10 of UCLA Grad Slam Challenge Presentations

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Amanda Baker (BNS Area) for being in the Top 10 of UCLA Grad Slam Challenge Presentations. Amanda’s presentation is titled “Anxiety and the Adolescent Brain.” Her academic advisor is Dean/Professor Adriana Galván.

Psychology Department Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 5/24/2021

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

Adam Gold (BNS Area) received the Atamdede Fellowship.
Corinne Meinhausen (Health Area) received the John Fels and Sherri Abend-Fels Fellowship.
Crystal Venegas (Clinical Area) received the Irene Kassorla Fellowship.
Shiyun Wang (BNS Area) received the Liu Yunghuo Bei Qui Memorial Fellowship.

Thank you to our generous donors for their continued support of our students and Department!

Gio Ramos receives the APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Gio Ramos (Clinical Area) for receiving the American Psychological Foundation’s Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship. The scholarship supports students who have a commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.

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