Nina Lichtenberg receives the NIDA National Research Service Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Nina Lichtenberg (Learning & Behavior Area) who received the National Institute on Drug Abuse F31 National Research Service Award.

Jennifer Gamarra receives the Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Jennifer Gamarra (Clinical Area) who received the 2018 Society of Clinical Psychology Division 12 Award for Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology. The Distinguished Student Service Award honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding service contributions to the profession and community. 

Meghan Vinograd receives the Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Meghan Vinograd (Clinical Area) who received the 2018 Society of Clinical Psychology Division 12 Award for Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology. The Distinguished Student Practice Award honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding clinical practice contributions to the profession.

Professor Ray Interviewed by New York Times

Date published: 2/21/2018

Professor Lara Ray was interviewed by the New York Times about people’s tolerance for alcohol as they age. The article is titled “Do Hangovers Get Worse as We Age?” and is available on the New York Times website.

Professor Carolyn Parkinson Selected as a 2018 Sloan Research Fellow

Date published: 2/15/2018

Congratulations to Professor Carolyn Parkinson for being selected as a 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. The Sloan Foundation notes that the Sloan Research Fellowships are extraordinarily competitive awards involving nominations for most of the very best early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Sylvia Macias

Date published: 2/9/2018

Sylvia Macias, Payroll Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Staff Spotlight Award for sustained high performance during her 24 years of service to the Department of Psychology.  She joined UCLA in 1990, first working in Central Payroll and later in the Department of Biomathematics before joining our department.  Sylvia is known for going above and beyond to assist everyone efficiently, thoughtfully, and in a friendly manner.

Professor Adriana Galván’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/8/2018

A study by Professor Adriana Galván and psychology graduate student Sarah Tashjian, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers explain how some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. The full article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by Professor Adriana Galván and psychology graduate student Sarah Tashjian, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers explain how some people disturbed by the 2016 presidential election have suffered a loss of appetite, trouble sleeping and concentrating, and have become easily annoyed, while others equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced such symptoms of depression. The full article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Professor Carolyn Parkinson’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 2/1/2018

A study led by Professor Carolyn Parkinson, published in the journal Nature Communications, is receiving national and international news coverage. The study found that friends have exceptionally similar neural responses to naturalistic stimuli, such as videos, and that patterns of brain activity can be used to predict the "degrees of separation" between people in their real-world social network. The results suggest that we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.

A study led by Professor Carolyn Parkinson, published in the journal Nature Communications, is receiving national and international news coverage. The study found that friends have exceptionally similar neural responses to naturalistic stimuli, such as videos, and that patterns of brain activity can be used to predict the "degrees of separation" between people in their real-world social network. The results suggest that we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how we perceive and respond to the world around us.

Highlighting Faculty Member Roselinde H. Kaiser

Date published: 2/1/2018

Adolescence is a key developmental period for mood stability and self-regulation. Yet, it is also during adolescence that mood disorders often emerge. My research is centered on understanding and predicting mood disorders in youth, and developing clinical strategies to enhance mood health.

Adolescence is a key developmental period for mood stability and self-regulation. Yet, it is also during adolescence that mood disorders often emerge. My research is centered on understanding and predicting mood disorders in youth, and developing clinical strategies to enhance mood health.

Chelsea Romney receives the American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award

Date published: 1/26/2018

Congratulations to Chelsea Romney (Health Area) for receiving the American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award. The American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Awards are given to the top student abstract submissions in different areas of psychosomatic medicine. Each award provides monetary assistance for the APS conference fees, travel, and hotel accommodations.

Professor Adriana Galván Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant

Date published: 1/26/2018

Congratulations to Prof. Adriana Galván, who was selected for a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant in conjunction with her sabbatical in Spain this coming year.

Spring 2018 Enrollment Information

Date published: 1/22/2018

 

The Spring 2018 Schedule is now updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments will begin February 5 and first pass enrollment appointments will begin February 8.  Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

 

 

The Spring 2018 Schedule is now updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments will begin February 5 and first pass enrollment appointments will begin February 8.  Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

 

Connie Hammen to Receive APF 2018 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement

Date published: 1/11/2018

Congratulations to Distinguished Research Professor Connie Hammen who will receive the 2018 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation (APF). This award “recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science.”

Professor Janet Tomiyama Wrote Essay for The Conversation

Date published: 1/9/2018

Professor Janet Tomiyama wrote an essay (with former UCLA faculty member Traci Mann) for The Conversation, titled “What thin people don’t understand about dieting.” It is available at: http://theconversation.com/what-thin-people-dont-understand-about-dieting-86604.

Professor Janet Tomiyama wrote an essay (with former UCLA faculty member Traci Mann) for The Conversation, titled “What thin people don’t understand about dieting.” It is available at: http://theconversation.com/what-thin-people-dont-understand-about-dieting-86604.

ReJoyce Green receives a NIH T32 Predoctoral Fellowship with the UCLA TNDA Program

Date published: 1/8/2018

Congratulations to ReJoyce Green (Clinical Area) for being awarded the National Institutes of Health T32 Predoctoral Fellowship with the UCLA Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse (TNDA) Program. As a TNDA trainee, ReJoyce will complete a training curriculum and complete coursework in the neuroscience of addiction.

Important Winter Quarter Dates and Deadlines

Date published: 1/4/2018

Winter Quarter instruction begins on January 8, 2018. The Schedule of Classes is available to review.

 

Winter Quarter instruction begins on January 8, 2018. The Schedule of Classes is available to review.

 

Professor David Miklowitz Receives 2017 SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award

Date published: 12/22/2017

Congratulations to Professor David Miklowitz for receiving the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). The award is given each year to an individual who has made an extremely important career contribution to the science of clinical psychology.

Professor Carrie Bearden Receives Joel Elkes Research Award

Date published: 12/20/2017

Congratulations to Professor Carrie Bearden for receiving the Joel Elkes Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award is presented in recognition of an outstanding clinical contribution to neuropsychopharmacology.

Professor Lara Ray Receives Eva King-Killam Research Award

Date published: 12/14/2017

Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for receiving the Eva King-Killam Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award is presented on the basis of outstanding translational research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.

Sarah Tashjian receives the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award

Date published: 12/11/2017

Congratulations to Sarah Tashjian (Developmental Area) for receiving the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. The Early Graduate Student Researcher Award program recognizes students for conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training. It focuses on both the student’s general research experience and specific completed research projects. Awardees receive a monetary award that may be used for direct research expenses, software and/or conference travel.

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