Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2017!

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!

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, […]

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

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 […]

Congratulations, Isaac!

Isaac Mirzadegan, one of our recently-graduated DiSH RAs, just landed an awesome research job at the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley! Isaac has been a stellar research assistant in the DiSH Lab for over two years, and we are so proud of his accomplishments. Here’s what Isaac has to say about his […]

Dr. T won APA’s Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award!

This past weekend, Dr. T traveled to Denver, CO to accept the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award from the American Psychological Association! The award recognizes an individual whose contributions to the fields of science and psychology have been innovative, courageous, and distinctive, and whose contributions have supported efforts to […]

Congratulations, Patricia!

One of our most dedicated research assistants, Patricia Natalie, just accepted an offer of admission to the Social Design Master’s program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland! We couldn’t be prouder of Patricia for following her two passions – design and studying body dissatisfaction. Check out what Patricia has to say […]

Congratulations, Sophia!

Congratulations to one of our incredible past study coordinators, Sophia Krakowiak, for getting accepted into Loyola Marymount University’s School Psychology Program! Here’s what she had to say about her time in the DiSH Lab: “Joining the DiSH lab was one of the best decisions I made in my academic career at UCLA. Dr. Tomiyama and […]

Congratulations to Angela, who just won the 2016 Health Psychology Research Paper Award!

One of our incredible DiSH grad students, Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, just won the 2016 Health Psychology Research Paper Award for her systematic review “Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and cortisol activity in obesity: A systematic review! In the paper, Angela delves into the link between cortisol and obesity, finding that while certain trends seem to emerge, the literature […]

Congratulations to Dr. T for Winning the Departmental Teaching Award!

We’re so proud of Dr. T for winning this year’s Psychology Departmental Teaching Award – any of us who have been mentored or taught by Dr. Tomiyama know just how incredible she is! Whether it’s in a big lecture hall or a small seminar, in a lab meeting or a one-on-one meeting, Dr. T makes sure […]

DiSH RAs representing at UCLA’s Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!

This past Friday, UCLA hosted its 25th annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, and three of our DiSH Lab Research Assistants – Cristina, Brandon, and Kevin – presented posters! Check out what they had to say about their experience here: Cristina González Poster Title: Are Food Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Two Branches of Pathology from the Same […]