Total Wellness: “In The Pursuit of Bodily Perfection”

by Elaine

We strive for perfection, especially with regards to our body for many reasons: to be flawless, to be loved, and to be socially included. But what happens when the strive to be perfect has a negative cost on our physical and mental health? Allison Newell, one of our fabulous DiSH RAs, wrote the cover story for the newest [...]

Bruin Plate: “Greenest Chef on the Hill”

by Elaine

It’s the  start of another quarter at UCLA. Buying textbooks, finalizing course schedules, and getting back into student mode can be an energy draining process. But the best part of coming back is, of course, the food! The DiSH Lab has been raving  about UCLA’s latest health-themed dining hall, Bruin Plate, and we have more to [...]

SF, Get Ready for DiSH Lab!

by Elaine

The DiSH lab team traveled up to San Francisco this Wednesday to attend the American Psychosomatic Society (APS) 72nd annual scientific meeting! DiSH lab grad student, Laura Finch, presented a poster on “Emotional Eating Behaviors Buffers Psychological Stress in Black and White Girls” on Thursday. And our DiSH lab’s manager and incoming student, Angela Incollingo Belsky, will [...]

To Juice or Not To Juice?

by Elaine

The juice cleanse craze is crazier than ever! Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Beyoncé (just to name a few), college students, and health advocators are all promoting it. Nonetheless, juicing is a controversial topic, with many pros and cons. But DiSH lab is ready to dig through literatures to find out all we [...]

DiSH Lab Taking Over the SPSP Preconference!

by Elaine

The DiSH lab is extremely excited to be attending the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) this February 13th-15th, 2014 in Austin, Texas! The Social, Personality, and Health Network Preconference today will cover various topics regarding physiological and health effects on emotions, stress, attitudes and behaviors, as well as [...]

We’ve Joined Twitter!

by Elaine

Yes! DiSH lab finally joined the Twitter craze and set up our official account! We are extremely excited to reach out to the vast population and continue our goal to promote health and education. We will be sending out tweets about new blog posts, fun health tips, and interesting research findings! If you have any suggestions for someone [...]

Food Explorations: Bruin Plate

by Elaine

A couple months back, we posted a blog about Bruin Plate, the newest and largest dining hall at UCLA. The DiSH Lab is in full support of a health-themed dining hall, especially one that promotes and educates students about the importance of incorporating nutrient-packed superfoods into their daily diets. But is the food being served [...]

Is Eating More Psychological Than Biological?

by Elaine

A recent article in UCLA’s Total Wellness Magazine titled “Mind Over Stomach: The Psychology of Eating,” discusses various ways that our environment influences how much we earn and drink. As it turns out, our physiological drive is not the only powerhouse controlling our stomach. Environmental, social, and perceptual factors such as music, family, and plate [...]

iVillage Joins the DiSH Lab Press Coverage

by Elaine

The third time is the charm! Both Dr. T’s papers on long-term effects of dieting and relationships between weight loss and health outcomes are cited in iVillage’s recent article titled “BTW, That Recent Study About How Fat People Die Sooner Is Totally Bogus.” A recent media spread around research claiming that fat people die earlier than [...]

Dr. T on RWJF Website!

by Elaine

Dr. T is on a roll with the press! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) website features our very own DiSH Lab Director, Dr. T, and acknowledged her recent Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 2013 Early Career Investigator Award (Congratulations too, Dr. T!). The award recognizes Dr. T’s paper on racial disparities in chronic psychological stress and [...]