News 2018

October 18, 2018

Hear Richard E. Mayer, Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow, discuss his research on applying psychological science to education.

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July 05, 2018

UCSB/MIT/Harvard neuroscientists find posterior parietal cortex region is crucial to connecting perception to action.

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June 20, 2018

Payton Small was awarded the Fiona and Michael Goodchild Graduate Mentoring Award, which recognizes graduate students who have distinguished themselves as mentors of undergraduates. Graduate students in the College of Engineering; Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences Division of the College of Letters and Science; and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management are eligible.

June 07, 2018

Social Psychology doctoral students Kimin Eom and Phillip Ehret were both awarded the 2018 Charles McClintock Award. The McCintock Award is given to a senior graduate student for excellence in scholarship, education, and service.

June 01, 2018

Through both her service and groundbreaking research, Dr. Major is, without exaggeration, a giant contributor to social and personality psychology. A past president of SPSP and also SESP, Dr. Major's research on stigma and resilience has garnered numerous awards and left an indelible impact on other scientists and society. Watch her interview to hear about Dr. Major's storied career on the road less traveled.

May 25, 2018

Alexander Boone's research entitled "Sex differences in navigation and strategy" published in Memory and Cognition this year has gained national attention, with references on Good Morning America and on popular news sites. His article explores gender differences in navigation strategies.

Additional authors include Jared Gong, a Class of 2017 graduate.

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May 22, 2018

A new book by Michael Gazzaniga examines the mystery of how the brain enables the mind.

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May 11, 2018

Emily Jacobs joined fellow UC professors Michel Maharbiz (UC Berkeley) and Veronica Santos (UCLA) for a day on the Hill. Emily met with the offices of Sen. Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi to advocate for sustained federal funding for women's health research.

May 04, 2018

Caitlin Taylor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Jacobs Lab, was awarded the Florence P. Haseltine Award for outstanding poster presentation by a new investigator at this years #OSSD2018 meeting. Caitlin is developing one of the first large-scale human brain imaging databases dedicated to advancing women's health.

This award is in honor of Florence Haseltine (pictured above), Founder of the Society of Women's Health Research, founding editor of the Journal of Women’s Health and an expert in reproductive endocrinology.