News

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.

June 6, 2019

The award honors Dr. Brenda Major's PhD candidate Payton Small for his exceptional mentorship of six different undergraduate students and the creation of the PBS Mentoring Program.

May 5, 2019

Dr. Brenda Major honored for 40 years of work on the effects of stigma and discrimination on identity

April 18, 2019

Dr. Major among four UCSB professors to be admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honor shared with previous fellows such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. 

January 1, 2018

Society for Personality and Social Psychology interviews Dr. Brenda Major about her research, career path and some it's ups and downs. 

November 20, 2017

Dr. Major was granted fellowship to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to social psychology including her incredible contributions to understanding the effects of stigma and discrimination.

June 27, 2017

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) consults expert Dr. Brenda Major for an introduction to social psychology, now found on their webpage.