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.

Professor Blaisdell Interviewed by Mind Field

Date published: 12/11/2017

Professor Aaron Blaisdell was interviewed on a YouTube Red show called Mind Field, hosted by Internet Personality Michael Stevens. The episode is about the trolley dilemma and is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sl5KJ69qiA.

Highlighting Faculty Member Elizabeth Ligon Bjork

Date published: 12/1/2017

Memory and learning are central to every aspect of cognition and behavior and the main focus of my research.  In the lab I co-direct with Robert Bjork, we explore the symbiotic interactions between learning and forgetting that often—and unintuitively—foster an adaptive memory system.

Memory and learning are central to every aspect of cognition and behavior and the main focus of my research.  In the lab I co-direct with Robert Bjork, we explore the symbiotic interactions between learning and forgetting that often—and unintuitively—foster an adaptive memory system.

Jill Waterman Received Adoption Excellence Award

Date published: 11/20/2017

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

Jenna Cummings and Leslie Rith-Najarian receive the APA Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 11/3/2017

Congratulations to Jenna Cummings (Health Area) and Leslie Rith-Najarian (Clinical Area) on being selected as recipients of the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award. The purpose of the APA Science Directorate's Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs.

Winter Enrollment Information

Date published: 10/27/2017

The Winter 2018 Schedule has been updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments began November 6 and first pass enrollment appointments began November 9.  Second pass apparointments began November 16. Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

The Winter 2018 Schedule has been updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments began November 6 and first pass enrollment appointments began November 9.  Second pass apparointments began November 16. Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

Lianne Barnes receives the SPSP Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award

Date published: 10/25/2017

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for receiving the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award. The SPSP travel award provides students with funds to be used to cover conference-related expenses.

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.

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