Dr. Traci Mann: Why do dieters regain weight?

by Alyssa

Dr. Traci Mann, who is a professor at the University of Minnesota, wrote an article about the factors that cause dieters to regain the weight they lose. She notes: “When dieters regain weight, is it because they are too weak-willed to continue restricting their food intake, or is it because their body physiologically defends a […]

DiSH Graduates 2018!

by Alyssa

We had a lot of students graduate this year, and we are so proud of all of them! Here are some snapshots of the big day. First, we had the undergraduate Psychology ceremony at 8am this past Saturday. Dr. T with Trung Dr. T with Emma Dr. T with Sophie Then, we had the Ph.D. […]

UCLA Psychology Research Opportunities Programs (PROPS) 2018

by Alyssa

UCLA’s PROPS program provides research training and graduate school preparation for underrepresented students. This year, Dr. T mentored two students in this program – Nancy Gomez and Judith Foster. They each completed an independent project with Dr. T and also worked in our lab as valuable research assistants. Last week, they attended a ceremony to […]

Congratulations, Laura!

by Alyssa

Dr. Laura Finch was recently named as a recipient of the 2018 John Fels and Sherri Abend-Fels Award, which is a UCLA Psychology Department Endowed Fellowship. Here’s what she had to say: “I am so happy and honored to be receiving support from this fellowship! This generous funding is much appreciated and comes at a […]

UCLA Undergraduate Research Week 2018!

by Alyssa

UCLA’s annual Undergraduate Research Week began on Monday, May 21, and will continue until Friday, May 25. We had several of our amazing undergraduate research assistants present their own posters at Research Poster Day yesterday. We are so proud of them for all their hard work and for engaging in scientific dissemination. Trung and Carney, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jenna Cummings, who successfully defended her dissertation!

by Alyssa

This past Friday, Jenna (who is the last of our trio of grad students who will be leaving us this year) officially became Dr. Jenna Cummings! She successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Leveraging Rewards to Reduce Health-Compromising Behavior”, earning her Ph.D. Here’s what she had to say: “I’m not going to lie…I felt some butterflies […]

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Finch, who successfully defended her dissertation!

by Alyssa

Last Thursday, our wonderful grad student Laura officially became Dr. Laura Finch! She successfully defended her dissertation on comfort eating, earning her Ph.D. Here’s what she had to say: “It was exciting to finally share the results of my dissertation with my committee members! They each gave insightful feedback that I can incorporate before submitting […]

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, who successfully defended her dissertation!

by Alyssa

A few weeks ago, our wonderful grad student Angela (who was also the first DiSH Lab manager) officially became Dr. Angela Incollingo Rodriguez! She successfully defended her dissertation on weight stigma and health in pregnancy, earning her Ph.D. Here’s what she had to say: “It was definitely a proud moment for me presenting the results […]

Jeff’s new study on weight labeling and disordered eating was featured on Reuters!

by Alyssa

Our postdoc, Jeff Hunger, recently published a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. It was the subject of a Reuters article published today, titled “Being called ‘fat’ in early teens tied to later eating disorders for girls.” In the article, Jeff discusses the implications of their findings and offers suggestions to counteract weight stigma […]

UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) 2018

by Alyssa

UCLA’s annual PURC conference was held this past Friday, May 4, and as always we had several of our RAs representing the DiSH Lab! They did an amazing job and we’re so proud of them for all the hard work they put into their projects and posters this year. Sophie, Charles, and Will, who work […]