UCLA’s Keith Holyoak takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying human intelligence, critical thinking and creativity.
“It’s clear through this study and other research that there’s no one right answer for every family,” said UCLA professor Jennie Brand.
“If young infants are able to pick up social information from such brief clips of vocal behavior, it suggests a biologically evolved sensitivity,” said UCLA professor Gregory Bryant.
The study also found that people who were more conservative tended to have a higher “conspiracy mentality.”
Greg Bryant, a professor of communication, studies the nature of laughter — and what it reveals about the evolution of human communication and cooperation.
An emotion called ‘kama muta’ is typically accompanied by moist eyes or tears, chills or goosebumps, a warm feeling in the body, a feeling of exhilaration and a motivation to help others.
An earlier $2 million grant from the foundation established the California Policy Lab in 2017.
Philippe Bourgouis and Rosa Matzkin join the organization of scholars, artists and innovators, which was founded in 1780.
The fifth annual study analyzed the casts of and talent behind the top 200 theatrical releases of 2016 and 1,251 broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from 2015–16.
In places where UCLA researchers found higher levels of stigma, students were more likely to report they seek treatment from a religious group or a religious leader.
UCLA receives $1 million for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali postdoctoral fellowship in Iranian linguistics
The grant “will enable our department to better fulfill its mission to enrich our understanding of the world’s languages,” said professor and department chair Tim Stowell.
A report by UCLA’s Darnell Hunt also found that major networks’ diversity programs are failing to meaningfully improve opportunities for black writers and other writers of color.
Social scientists studying inequality and bias should more carefully select names used to represent race, because some names might be signaling more than race.
UCLA faculty members Judith Carney and Stephanie Jamison will be inducted in an October ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
UCLA researchers found that this was driven by participants’ views on social issues, such as marriage for same-sex couples, rather than economic issues, like tax cuts.
The research found that the phenomenon holds true around the world — and that when people hear two women laughing together, they are likely to assume the women are friends.
The researchers suggest that universities could encourage more risk-taking in research by decoupling job security from productivity.
The model, developed from six years of mathematical research and a decade of police crime data, has been so successful that the LAPD adopted it for use in 14 of its 21 divisions.
Researchers found that people envision an unknown “black”-named character in similar ways to an unknown “white”-named male convicted of assault.
Men who buy sex have less empathy for women in prostitution than men who don’t buy sex, and they are more likely to report having committed rape and other acts of sexual aggression.
Regardless of where they are from, people judge acts like lying, theft and assault to be wrong — but less wrong if those acts happened far away or long ago.
The donor says he hopes the gift, which will benefit students, faculty and the community, will honor his family’s legacy of giving — one that started with his late grandmother.
Individualistic values have been rising in China as the country has undergone rapid economic and social change, researchers report.
In a new book, UCLA and Northwestern social scientists ascribe most acts of violence to a truly surprising impulse: the desire to do the right thing.
Study finds that putting opponents of gay marriage in contact with people who can explain the issue’s personal importance can have dramatic results.