DiSH Lab at Cerritos College Psychology Day!

by Alyssa

One of our awesome RAs, Nancy Gomez, presented a poster on an independent project she’s been working hard on for the past year with Dr. T. Nancy previously attended Cerritos College before transferring to UCLA, and she also participated in our first-ever NSF Summer Intensive program in 2016! Here’s what she had to say: “The […]

Congratulations, Sara!

by Alyssa

One of our amazing RAs, Sara Frazier, has just been selected for Teach for America! Teach for America (TFA) is a program that recruits recent college graduates and young professionals to teach K-12 classrooms in low-income communities across America. Teach for America’s main mission is to achieve educational equity and excellence for all students. TFA […]

DiSH Lab at Psychosomatic 2018!

by Alyssa

Last weekend, the DiSH Lab traveled to Louisville, KY to attend the American Psychosomatic Society’s 76th Annual Scientific Meeting. The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) aims to “advance and integrate the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease,” which makes it a perfect fit with DiSH research. One of our […]

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2018!

by Alyssa

A couple weeks ago, the DiSH lab attended the Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in Atlanta, GA. One of our wonderful research assistants, Nancy Gomez, presented a poster on her independent project that she’s been working hard on with Dr. T. Here’s what Nancy had to say: “Attending the SPSP conference […]

Congratulations, Isaac!

by Alyssa

Isaac Mirzadegan, a former DiSH RA, has accepted an offer to attend Florida State University for graduate school! Isaac was a dedicated RA in our lab for over 2 years, and he was promoted to a study coordinator position in his last year. After taking some time off to work as a lab manager at […]

UCLA Grad Slam 2018: Jenna is a semi-finalist!

by Alyssa

Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition that showcases the research of graduate students across several disciplines. In a short, clear, and engaging way students present on their research to those inside and outside the academic community. Here’s what Jenna had to say about her experience thus far: “As we know from psychology research, public speaking […]

“What thin people don’t understand about dieting” by Dr. T & Dr. Traci Mann

by Alyssa

It’s officially February – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming? You might be interested in reading this piece by Dr. T and Dr. Traci Mann on what thin people don’t get about dieting – it’s been picked up by major news outlets like CNN, CBS, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune!

Dr. T featured in a NBC article about work stress and health!

by Alyssa

Ample research has shown that stress is bad for our health. In a new NBC article, Dr. T discusses the evolutionary benefit of stress and its relation to modern-day work stressors. In regards to our health, she notes: “Research shows your brain lights up more in response to [high-fat and high-sugar] foods when you’re stressed. […]

Does dieting work better in pairs? Angela’s novel study discussed in SHAPE magazine!

by Alyssa

Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, one of our grad students, recently published a study that was featured in SHAPE magazine. Her team examined whether dieting might be easier and less stressful when using the diet “buddy system.” Interestingly, she found that it may be most helpful if one person is dieting and the other isn’t. Click here […]

DiSH Grad Student Jenna receives APA Dissertation Award!

by Alyssa

Congratulations to one of our graduate students, Jenna Cummings, for receiving a 2017 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award! This award provides funding for doctoral students who have excellent dissertations that will contribute to psychological research. We’re so proud of Jenna and are excited to see her results!