UCLA Bear Lab

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Psychology

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

I am a developmental psychologist interested in the ways that children's experiences at home and school promote growth in cognition and self-regulation.  

grammer (at) ucla (dot) edu

Patricia Tan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

I am a child clinical psychologist interested in (1) discovering brain-behavior relationships in order to understand why some children have difficulties regulating their emotions and (2) finding ways to help children build emotional resilience by strengthening their self-regulation.

PZTan (at) mednet (dot) ucla (dot) edu

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Investigators

Research Staff

EEG Tech

Holly studied cognitive psychology and focused her research on examining aspects of working memory. She now works as a research associate, running EEG sessions and analyzing data, and is interested in using EEG methods to assist in better understanding neural mechanisms.

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Graduate Students

Howard D. Alpert, MA

Joint Doctoral Student in Special Education
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA 
Charter College of Education, CSULA

I am interested in developing instructional methods and materials that promote learning, particularly for those least likely to be well served in our schools today. 

howalpert (at) ucla (dot) edu

Caitlin Solone

Joint Doctoral Student in Special Education

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA 

Charter College of Education, CSULA

csolone (at) g (dot) ucla (dot) edu

Sarah Jo Torgrimson, MA

PhD Student, Human Development and Psychology

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

Sarah Jo is interested in academic motivation and how teaching practices can promote self-regulation skills in students. She studies neural responses to external feedback (i.e. “great job!”) to get a better understanding of individual differences in children’s attention to learning cues.

sjtorgrimson (at) ucla (dot) edu

Remi Torres, MA

PhD Student, Human Development and Psychology

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

Remi taught preschool before deciding to pursue graduate school. She is interested in classroom and parenting interventions that support low-income, Latino children's social and emotional development.

remitorres (at) g (dot) ucla (dot) edu

Salvador R. Vazquez, MA

PhD Student, Human Development and Psychology

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

Salvador is interested in studying how academic instruction at home and at school can impact student motivation and learning.

svazquez (at) ucla (dot) edu

Eve Xu, MA

PhD Student, Human Development and Psychology

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

Eve's research interests focus on the early development of self-regulation and the corresponding brain basis. She also wants to study the influence of culture and parenting in early childhood.

keyexu1992 (at) ucla (dot) edu

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Undergraduates

Peterson Le

Major: Cognitive Science

Tiffany Liao

Major: Psychology

Ashley Lin

Major: Cognitive Science

Sameepya Thatipelli

Major:  Psychobiology

Princess Turner

Major: Psychobiology

Gabriela Vazquez-Mireles

Major: Psychology

Siyue (Lena) Wang

Major: SSCE

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Roselyn Andyta

Major: Neuroscience

Annika Daug

Major: Psychobiology 

Kyle Espiritu

Major: Anthropology

Riley Fox

Major: Psychology

Andrea Gonzalez Herrera

Major: Cognitive Science

Min Ji Kim

Major: Psychology, Minor: History

Keymeia Kohandel-Shirazi

Major: Psychology

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