August 8, 2022

The Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award provides assistance to a graduate student from an underrepresented background with the cost of conducting research in personality and/or social psychology up to $1,000. The award is named in memory of UCLA professor Jenessa Shapiro, who thought it was extremely important to promote diversity and inclusion in her lab, at the university, and in the field more generally. This grant will support research examining how comparison groups impact when people make attributions to discrimination.

May 27, 2022

Liz gave a talk titled "Attributions of Bisexual Discrimination: A Prototype Model Perspective" at UC Santa Barbara's Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences annual Mini-Con.

April 4, 2022

Liz received an Honorable Mention for her NSF GRFP application.

March 6, 2022

Dr. Payton Small lands tenure-track position.

February 1, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Major's graduate student, Liz Quinn, chosen for the APA's 2021 Graduate Students Psychological Science Research Grant!

July 6, 2020

Dr. Major and Lab welcome Northwestern University graduate and USC lab manager, Liz Quinn, into the Self and Social Identity Lab as fourth graduate student. 

February 4, 2020

Former graduate student Dr. Jeffrey Hunger discusses why society needs to keep discussing weight stigma for the Full Bloom Podcast.

January 1, 2020

Dr. Toni Schmader graduated from UCSB with her doctorate in Social Psychology in 1999. This year UCSB followed up with an Alumni Spotlight.

September 26, 2019

Dr. Major has accepted UC Berkeley and University of Chicago graduate, Sierra Feasel, into her lab as her third graduate student.