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Listen to Dr.T’s KPCC Air Talk!

If you weren’t able to listen to Dr.T’s great talk about parents’ misperception of kids’ body size, and how to talk to children about weight, on KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle yesterday, here is the link!!  You do not want to miss this!

Dr. T on the radio today!

Dr. T will be on KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle today, at around 11:40 am (on 89.3 in the Southern California area, for everywhere else)! Tune in to catch her talk with Larry about parents’ misperception of kids’ body size. We’ll post a link to the interview later, in case you miss it. […]

Congratulations Elaine!

Even more exciting graduate school news from our wonderful research assistants; Elaine Yao, one of our former RAs, just got accepted to Pepperdine University’s Master’s program in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy! “Thanks to Dr. Tomiyama, my application process was as easy as can be! Dr. T devoted her time to […]

Natalie got into dental school!

We are so happy to announce that our awesome RA, Natalie Okuhara, got accepted to the dental school of her choice, and will be attending the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry’s Class of 2018! Natalie has been a great asset here in the DiSH lab, and we’ll be sorry to see […]

Congratulations Victor!

One of our former RA’s, Victor Shiau, just accepted UCLA’s offer of their Master’s program in Epidemiology! Through his years as an undergraduate student at UCLA, Victor assisted in numerous studies in the DiSH lab, and was of tremendous help.  We are all so happy that he is doing so well, and can’t wait to […]

Dr. T discusses the importance of promoting psychological science with Congressman Ted Lieu!

Dr. T recently met with Congressman Ted Lieu. UCLA is in Representative Lieu’s district, and Dr. T communicated to him the importance of psychological science. Here’s what she had to say about the encounter: “I met with Representative Lieu, who was extremely nice and clearly very committed to promoting research. I talked to him about […]

Dr. T and Angela on the LA Times!

More press release for our awesome study by grad student Angela, Dr. T, and Dr. Andrew Ward! It seems like everyone is curious to know what weight stigma smells like and this time they’re on the LA Times! You won’t want to miss out on how they used a tricky manipulation where participants rated odorless “scent samples” […]

Dr.T co-chairing the 2015 SPHN Preconference!

Another successful event for Dr. T; she was the co-chair of the 2015 Social Personality Health Network (SPHN) Preconference today! The SPHN presented the 7th Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Preconference, and topics that were discussed included socioeconomic and racial health disparities, stress, psychoneuroendocrinology, behavior change, meditation, body image, doctor-patient communication, sleep, and Big Data. Additionally, […]

Traci Mann is soon out with “Secrets from the Eating Lab”!

Dr. Traci Mann’s book, Secrets from the Eating Lab: the science of weight loss, the myth of willpower, and why you should never diet again, is finally available for pre-order and is hitting the shelves in April! Being Dr. T’s graduate advisor, the book is full of DiSH relevant research and is going to be […]

Yoga and Meditation in the DiSH Lab!

Last Thursday, Angela led a yoga and meditation class for her research assistants! It was a great activity to help lower everyone’s stress during midterm season. Here’s what some of her RAs had to say about the experience! “I really enjoyed the yoga class because it enabled me to relax and focus on the present. […]