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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’s 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 […]

Congratulations, Laura!

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!

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!

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!

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 […]