August 27, 2015

UCSB Psychological & Brain Sciences researcher Bella DePaulo’s new book examines a modern lifestyle movement that is foregoing the conventional nuclear-family-in-suburbia model for a no-size-fits-all, home-is-what-you-make-it approach.

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August 18, 2015

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) has selected Professor Brenda Major of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB to be a co-recipient, along with Jennifer Crocker of Ohio State University, of the 2015 Donald T. Campbell Award in Social Psychology. The award is designed to recognize a scholar whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge in social psychology.

July 23, 2015

The National Football League and General Electric today named UC Santa Barbara’s Scott Grafton as one of the six final winners of the Head Health Challenge I. - See more at:

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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

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:

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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.