Professor Ray to Receive 2017 APA Distinguished Scientific Award

Date published: 1/3/2017

Professor Lara Ray has been selected to receive the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research.

Professor Lara Ray has been selected to receive the 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research.

Professor Hakwan Lau’s Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 12/22/2016

Research by Professor Hakwan Lau on a new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The research was published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour, and it was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Research by Professor Hakwan Lau on a new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. The research was published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour, and it was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom.

Johnson's Research Receives Media Attention

Date published: 12/19/2016

Research by UCLA psychologists, including Professor Scott Johnson, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences. The findings help advance understanding of social cognition and social development.

Research by UCLA psychologists, including Professor Scott Johnson, was prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and on the UCLA Newsroom. The study found that infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences. The findings help advance understanding of social cognition and social development.

Blaisdell Appeared on Netflix Show "White Rabbit Project"

Date published: 12/15/2016

Professor Aaron Blaisdell made an appearance as an expert in Psychology and Animal Behavior on a Netflix show released on December 9th called White Rabbit Project.

Professor Aaron Blaisdell made an appearance as an expert in Psychology and Animal Behavior on a Netflix show released on December 9th called White Rabbit Project.

Monti Recognized by Wired

Date published: 12/12/2016

In its “Best of 2016” edition, Wired, which reported on the brain stimulation research by Martin Monti and Paul Vesta, praises Dr. Monti’s work as the eighth best thing that happened in 2016. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/good-things-2016

Mona Moieni and Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado receive the 2016 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 11/30/2016

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) and Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado (Developmental Area) on being selected as recipients of the 2016 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award. This scholarship assists graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the doctoral dissertation. Our award recipients of this scholarship will receive a grant of $1,000.

Arizona State University: Two Post-Doctoral Research Associates in Diversity and Inclusion Science Starting Fall 2017

Date published: 11/16/2016

The School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is launching a new and innovative initiative in Diversity and Inclusion Science and we are hiring up to two full-time postdoctoral research associates to join us in this effort.

The School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is launching a new and innovative initiative in Diversity and Inclusion Science and we are hiring up to two full-time postdoctoral research associates to join us in this effort.

Mona Moieni receives the 2016 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

Date published: 11/3/2016

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) on being selected as the recipient of the 2016 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship. This scholarship assists graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the doctoral dissertation. Award recipients of this scholarship receive a stipend of $1,000.

Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado receives the 2016 APF/COGDOP Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship

Date published: 10/26/2016

Congratulations to Yolanda Vasquez-Salgado (Developmental Area) on being selected as the recipient of the 2016 APF/COGDOP Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship. This scholarship assists graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the doctoral dissertation. Award recipients of this scholarship receive a stipend of $2,000.

Bower Appointed to Solomon Professorship

Date published: 10/21/2016

Professor Julie Bower has been appointed to the George F. Solomon Professorship of Psychobiology in the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.

Professor Julie Bower has been appointed to the George F. Solomon Professorship of Psychobiology in the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Mahea Ayoso-Sadsad

Date published: 10/14/2016

Mahea has been be a member of the financial services unit in the Psychology Department since May 2015.

Welcome Incoming Class of 2016!

Date published: 10/4/2016

We were proud to welcome 23 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2016!

We were proud to welcome 23 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2016!

Izquierdo Selected as a Kavli Fellow

Date published: 9/29/2016

Associate Professor Alicia Izquierdo has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2016.

Associate Professor Alicia Izquierdo has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2016.

Mona Moieni receives the 2016 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award

Date published: 9/26/2016

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) for receiving the 2016 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Congratulations to Mona Moieni (Social Area) for receiving the 2016 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Highlighting New Faculty Member Jennifer Silvers

Date published: 9/15/2016

Decades of research in adults have shown us that the ability to regulate our emotions and impulses is critical for mental and physical health. By comparison, we know relatively little about how emotion regulation skills develop in the first place. In my lab, we seek to understand how the building blocks for effective emotion regulation are laid during childhood and adolescence.

Decades of research in adults have shown us that the ability to regulate our emotions and impulses is critical for mental and physical health. By comparison, we know relatively little about how emotion regulation skills develop in the first place. In my lab, we seek to understand how the building blocks for effective emotion regulation are laid during childhood and adolescence.

National Postdoctoral Scholar Appreciation Week at UCLA

Date published: 9/14/2016

National Postdoc Appreciation Week at UCLA

September 19-24, 2016

Join your fellow Postdocs for a week-long celebration! Each day, a different event will be hosted and we encourage all UCLA Postdocs to participate throughout the week.

Visit http://www.postdoc.ucla.edu/postdoc-appreciation-week-2016/ for more information, event details, and registration. Please note, some events require registration due to space limitations.

Loyola Marymount University - Assistant Professor of Psychology Tenure Track Position

Date published: 9/12/2016

The Department of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2017.

The Department of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2017.

Monti's Research Receive Media Coverage

Date published: 9/8/2016

Professor Martin Monti’s latest research on using thalamic ultrasound stimulation to help post coma patients recover has been getting a lot of media coverage.

Professor Martin Monti’s latest research on using thalamic ultrasound stimulation to help post coma patients recover has been getting a lot of media coverage.

Sears Receive Career Contribution Award

Date published: 9/1/2016

Congratulations to Professor David Sears on receiving the Career Contribution Award of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He joins Anne Peplau and Jim Sidanius as previous members of our faculty who have received this prestigious award.

Congratulations to Professor David Sears on receiving the Career Contribution Award of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He joins Anne Peplau and Jim Sidanius as previous members of our faculty who have received this prestigious award.

University Of Michigan Diversity Recruitment Weekend

Date published: 8/31/2016

Dear Colleague: I am writing to ask you to nominate one or two of your best underrepresented ethnic minority undergraduate students for a special recruitment initiative at the University of Michigan in Psychology. The Diversity Recruitment Weekend provides undergraduate students from around the country with information about graduate school in psychology.

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