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Dr. T at Bruin Family Weekend!

Last week, Dr. T spoke at UCLA’s annual Bruin Family Weekend. She gave a presentation titled, “Fat Shaming: The Science and Solutions,” to students and their families. Here is a brief overview of her talk: “We live in a society with widespread fat shaming. Research shows that weight discrimination, anti-fat bias, and stigma against obesity […]

DiSH Lab at SESP 2018!

A couple weeks ago, Dr. T & Jeff attended the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology in Seattle. They were part of a symposium full of DiSH Lab collaborators: Drs. Catharine E. Fairbairn, Eli Puterman, Aric A. Prather, and DiSH graduate Dr. Jenna R Cummings! The symposium was titled, “Eat, Drink, (Exercise, […]

Lauren & Daniel won a SPSP Diversity Graduate Travel Award!

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual convention is a core event for the DiSH Lab, and two of our grad students – Lauren Hofschneider and Daniel Rosenfeld – were named as recipients of the the Diversity Graduate Travel Award! This award provides $500 to underrepresented graduate students to pay for conference-related expenses. […]

Welcome Daniel to the DiSH Lab!

We are having a new graduate student, Daniel Rosenfeld, join us here at the DiSH Lab this year. He just graduated from Cornell University this past May, where he worked as a lab manager for two years, with a B.S. in Human Development. Daniel’s research centers on the psychology of vegetarianism and meat consumption, particularly […]

Dr. T is featured in a new Huffington Post article!

An article that was published today by Michael Hobbes, titled “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong,” examines the obesity “epidemic,” weight stigma, and health. Dr. T was interviewed for the article and provided her expertise on weight stigma. Check out the full article here!

Congratulations, Megan!

One of our amazing former RAs, Megan White, is heading off to grad school this fall! We’re so thrilled for her, and here’s what she has to say: “I will be beginning my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at Loma Linda University‚Äôs School of Behavioral Health. After developing my research skills throughout my three years […]

DiSH SWAG 2018

This summer, we founded the DiSH Lab Summer Writing Awesome Group (SWAG). Each week, we meet for a few hours to write together. What are we writing? As Dr. T emphasizes, academic writing is anything that will advance our research/career, such as publications, grants, applications, etc. It’s extremely motivating, and we all enjoy holding each […]

Dr. Traci Mann: Why do dieters regain weight?

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!

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

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 […]