June 13, 2014

The 2014 newsletter is here with articles about our department as the hub for intellectual life on campus, a partnership of the Brain Imaging Center with the NFL and GE, research in the Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory run by Aaron Ettenberg, an article on Daphne Bugental's contributions to science, society, and UCSB, and many other news worthy items.

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David Hamilton & Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs
June 13, 2014

Each year, on Commencement and Reunion weekends, Gettysburg College and its Alumni Association recognizes exemplary graduates for their personal and professional accomplishments. Gettysburg College’s Distinguished Alumni Award is given to those who have achieved outstanding professional or civic accomplishments as Gettysburg alumni.

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Cassandra Nielsen
June 04, 2014

Cassandra Olivia Nielsen, recipient of the Jeremy D. Friedman Award, transferred to UCSB in fall 2012 and quickly became a champion for students in recovery from addictive behaviors. With passion, initiative and long-term vision, she embarked on the challenging task of creating the Gauchos for Recovery program, and she was the first recovery peer intern.

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May 30, 2014

Chairperson’s Award:

The recipients of the Chairperson’s award are students who have provided service to the Psychology department. (Peer Advisors and Psi Chi Officers)

Natalya Asadullina
Tessa Gagliardi
Nicoletter Harter
Molly Rose Morrissey
Irina Petkova
Emily Richberg
Emily Turner

Shelly Gable
May 29, 2014

Article by Brigitte Naughton, Science Editor of Daily Nexus, see original article posted on May 28, 2014

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May 28, 2014

Chelsea Lonergan was awarded third Place in the Social Sciences category at the Undergraduate Research Colloquium help in Corwin Pavilion on May 20th, 2014. Chelsea, who works with Mary Hegarty, won for her poster entitled: The Matthew Effect: Spatiality vs Gender Themes in Non-Gaming Females' Preferences for Video Games.

Anne Johnson, who works with Linda Juang won Honorable Mention for her poster "Bullying in Latino Students: Their Protective Factors and Well-Being.

Congratulations to our accomplished undergraduate researchers and to their faculty mentors.

May 07, 2014

For the second year in a row, UCSB has placed among the top 10 in Leiden University’s annual rankings of the top 750 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. UCSB took the number 8 spot.

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Amy Hyne
May 05, 2014

University of California, Santa Barbara alumna Amy Hyne (B.A. ’06, psychology with minor in French) has been selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation as one of 22 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2014.

The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious such award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each 2014 Newcombe Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000.

Brenda Major
May 01, 2014

UCSB Social Psychologist Brenda Major has been awarded the Scientific Impact award by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), along with Jennifer Crocker of Ohio State University.

The Scientific Impact Award honors the authors of a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.