Dr. T wins APS’s Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions!

by Erin

We are very excited to announce that Dr. T has won the Association for Psychological Science’s prestigious Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions! This award recognizes psychological scientists who show a unique talent for doing interdisciplinary research and who incorporate various methodological approaches in their programs of research, and it’s an incredible […]

Congratulations to DiSH Lab Manager Erin Standen for being awarded a NSF Graduate Fellowship!

by Alyssa

Erin Standen, who has been the exceptional manager of the DiSH Lab for the past 2 years, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship! This fellowship is extremely competitive and prestigious, awarded to outstanding graduate students across the country who are pursuing research-based degrees in various disciplines. Erin officially accepted an […]

Congratulations, Jenna!

by Erin

One of our incredible DiSH graduate students, Jenna Cummings, just passed her dissertation preliminary orals! We’re excited to announce that she is now officially a Doctoral Candidate in the department of Psychology, and will embark on her dissertation. We are so proud of you, Jenna! We know that you’re destined for greatness, and we can’t […]

Congratulations, Diane!

by Erin

We’re so proud of Diane Dallal, one of our incredible DiSH Research Assistants, who just accepted an offer of admission to Drexel University’s Clinical Psychology program! Find out what Diane had to say here: “I feel so lucky to be pursuing graduate study in overeating and obesity at Drexel University’s clinical psychology program this fall. […]

Congratulations, Kristin!

by Erin

One of our stellar DiSH Lab Research Assistants, Kristin Horrillo, just accepted an offer of admission to the Mills College School of Education! Check out what Kristin has to say here: “I’ll be taking part in a two-year Masters’ in Education with an emphasis in Child Life in Hospitals program at Mills that focuses on […]

It’s official – Dr. T has earned tenure at UCLA!!

by Erin

We are SO excited to announce that Dr. Tomiyama, DiSH Lab Director, has officially earned tenure and will be promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor this July! This is one of the biggest milestones of a career in academia, and it comes as a result of Dr. T’s incredibly hard work, innovative line of […]

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2017!

by Erin

This past weekend, the DiSH lab attended the 18th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in San Antonio, TX. We also attended the Social, Personality and Health (SPH) Preconference, and we were one of the best-represented labs in attendance – our undergraduate research assistants, graduate students, lab manager, post-doc, and DiSH alums […]

Big Congratulations to Jeff Hunger, who just successfully defended his dissertation!

by Erin

We are incredibly proud to congratulate Jeff Hunger on successfully defending his dissertation! Jeff did his graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara under the mentorship of Dr. Brenda Major, and he will be joining us starting this winter as a DiSH Lab Postdoctoral Scholar! This is a huge milestone in Jeff’s career, […]

RA Guest Blog: Review of “The Science and Politics of How Nutrition Got It Wrong on Fat and Cholesterol” with Nina Teicholz

by Erin

Last week, DiSH RA Emma Schopp attended a talk called¬†“The Science and Politics of How Nutrition Got It Wrong on Fat and Cholesterol” with investigative journalist¬†Nina Teicholz and host Dr. Aaron Blaisdell of the UCLA Psychology Department. Here’s what Emma had to say about the talk: ________ Last Wednesday, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz visited UCLA […]

Congratulations to Dr. Britt Ahlstrom, who just successfully defended her dissertation!

by Erin

This afternoon, Britt Ahlstrom, incredible DiSH graduate student, officially became Dr. Britt Ahlstrom! She successfully defended her dissertation to her committee members (Dr. T, Dr. Ted Robles, Dr. Martie Haselton, and Dr. Traci Mann), and has earned her Ph.D!   This is a huge milestone in Dr. Ahlstrom’s career, and we are all incredibly proud […]