Lisa Jaremka (class of 2011) is awarded the Caryl Rusbult Close Relationships Early Career Award from the Relationship Researchers Interest Group of SPSP. She will receive her award and deliver a keynote address at the upcoming SPSP Close Relationships Preconference in New Orleans (February, 2020). Congratulations Lisa!!
Tammy Afifi, Nancy Collins, and Kyle Rand (Rendever) are awarded National Institute on Aging (NIA) grant to test the feasibility of the Rendever virtual reality platform for increasing well being in older adults living in residential communities.
Delancey Wu is awarded an SPSP Graduate Student Travel Award to attend the 2020 SPSP conference in New Orleans, where she will be speaking in her first symposium. Congratulations Delancey!!
Will Ryan begins his position as Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto! Congratulations Will!!
Molly Metz begins her position as Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto! Congratulations Molly!!
Lauren Winczewski begins her position as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nappa Valley College. Congratulations Lauren!!!
Jeff Bowen begins his position as Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brains Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Congratulations Jeff!!
Lauren Winczewski wins the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Academic Senate at UCSB. Congratulations Lauren!!!
Nancy Collins wins the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award from the UCSB Academic Senate. Congratulations Nancy!
Lauren Winczewski is awarded the Charles McClintock Award, given annually by the Social Psychology program at UCSB in recognition of outstanding contributions to research, education, and service to the graduate program. Congratulations Lauren!!!
Read more about Lauren's award here.
Jeff Bowen is awarded the Outstanding Mentor Award, from the UCBS Graduate Division in recognition of his exceptional contributions to undergraduate mentoring. Congratulations Jeff!!
Jeff Bowen is awarded an American Psychological Association (APA) Basic Psychological Science Research Grant for his dissertation project on mental construal and relationship maintenance processes. Congratulations Jeff!!!
Lauren Winczewski & Jeff Bowen publish their newest research on Empathic Accuracy, Empathic Concern, and Responsiveness in Psychological Science. Please click on the Publications tab above to obtain a copy. Congratulations Lauren and Jeff!!!
Click on the link to the right in Research in the News (Thinking and Feeling) to see a write-up on the study in the UCSB Current.
Jeff Bowen receives a Heritage Dissertation Grant Award from the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology. The Foundation awards only 6 grants each year, so this is a fantastic accomplishment! Congratulations Jeff!!!
Molly Metz is awarded the Charles McClintock Award, given annually by the Social Psychology program at UCSB in recognition of outstanding contributions to research, education, and service to the graduate program. Congratulations Molly!!!
Molly Metz is awarded the Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). The award will be presented during the 2015 APA convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The teaching award winners will also be announced in the fall issue of Teaching of Psychology. Congratulations Molly!!!
Jeff Bowen writes for Science of Relationships website:
“I’d Do Anything (I Can) For You”: Sacrifice Requires More than Just Motivation
Lauren Winczewski and Jeff Bowen accepted to the 2015 Summer Institute in Social Psychology (SISP).
Research in the News
The December issue of the APA Monitor, the flagship magazine of the American Psychological Association, profiles the UCSB Close Relationships Lab: How close relationships help us thrive
The UCSB Current profiles collaborative research (with Dr. Tammy Afifi of UCSB's Communication Department and Kyle Rand of Rendever) funded by NIA - using Virtual Reality to increase well being in older adults living in residential communities: A virtual connection
Association for Psychological Science (APS) newsblog: Responsive partners show two kinds of empathy
UCSB Current: Thinking and Feeling
Science Daily: Meaningful relationships can help you thrive
Science of Relationships: Mere presence is not enough