News 2015

June 09, 2015

The 2015 newsletter Inside Psychology is dedicated to translational research as conducted by the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Professors Scott Grafton, Tod Kippin, Nancy Collins, and Leda Cosmides are featured in this year's edition alongside returning items such as Class Notes, Spotlights, and Alumni & Staff Profiles.

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June 08, 2015

Caroline Mecartea, Oak Park, psychology and communication, will receive cash prize ($7,000) from the defunct Santa Barbara City Club, whose members decades ago created the program out of a desire to reward the campus’s top female grads for their academic efforts and achievements.

June 01, 2015

Dr. Shelly Gable, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, UCSB, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Muhlenberg College Alumni Achievement Award for Psychology. This award is given to an alumnus/a for distinguished and exceptional attainment in a specific field which reflects substantial credit on Muhlenberg College as the recipient’s alma mater. The award will be presented during a special ceremony in September 2015.

June 01, 2015

Beatles versus Rolling Stones. Ironman versus the Incredible Hulk. Deep dish versus thin crust. Such differences of opinion among family and friends rarely end in serious squabbles. Let the conversation turn to political parties, however, and lively disagreements can become downright ugly. - See more at: www.news.ucsb.edu/2015/015424/fox-news-or-msnbc#sthash.JFtM030z.dpuf

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May 20, 2015

Congratulations to Will Ryan who has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Fiona Goodchild Award for Excellence as a Graduate Student Mentor of Undergraduate Research. Will gets a certificate and a check, and the recognition he deserves!

May 20, 2015

Professor Karen Szumlinski of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences has been selected to receive this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

May 14, 2015

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to acknowledge the achievements of its graduate students for the 2014-15 academic year. These achievements include a number of published papers, travel & dissertation awards, presentations at conferences, fellowships, scholarships, grants, and teaching awards.

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April 29, 2015

Social Psychology graduate student Molly Metz has been awarded a Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. The award, a plaque, and a check will be presented during the 2015 APA convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The teaching award winners will also be announced in the fall issue of Teaching of Psychology.

April 24, 2015

Professor Michael Miller of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences been selected as a 2016-2017 member of the Defense Science Study Group (DSSG). Professor Miller's selection was based on academic excellence, breadth of interests, references, and consideration of discipline. His nomination was particualry highy rated because of his expertise in cognitive neuroscience, which has been increasingly recognized by the defense community as able to provide insight into the human challenges faced by intelligence services.

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