UCLA’s Keith Holyoak takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying human intelligence, critical thinking and creativity.
Five experiments by UCLA psychologists demonstrate the severe limitations of ‘deep learning’ machines.
The psychologists demonstrate for the first time that when forced to choose between a parent and a close friend on a decision with financial consequences, young adults are more likely to choose the parent.
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.
The psychology professor says women can tap into their “uniquely female power” to make life decisions — decisions that will help them to choose mates, avoid danger, compete with female rivals and produce healthy children.
“If the results ... are replicated in future studies, the methods we used could potentially give clinicians a new predictive tool,” said UCLA doctoral student Nicco Reggente.
The substance’s beneficial properties might be due to its ability to reduce inflammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and major depression, according to Dr. Gary Small.
The research confirms that genuine concern for others’ pain plays a causal role in how people make decisions when they face moral dilemmas.
The findings suggest that keeping a close watch for signs of anxiety, depression and other difficulties and educating the child’s peers about their condition may be necessary for this age group.
The results bolster the argument for making cognitive behavioral therapy more widely available for treating the disorder, which affects more than one in 50 people in the U.S.
Divided attention does impair memory, but a UCLA study found that people can still selectively focus on what is most important — even while they’re distracted.
The study, led by UCLA professor Jaana Juvonen, surveyed more than 4,300 sixth-graders in Southern and Northern California.
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer a treatment that works in a fundamentally different way than drugs.
Paradoxically, the strong relationship between stress level and the tendency to forget course material was most prevalent among students who are most confident in their own mathematical abilities.
“Stigma — Lead the Change,” presented in partnership with the nonprofit organization Bring Change 2 Mind, will include presentations from three internationally known mental health experts, who will explore the current challenges and opportunities within the community, on college campuses and beyond.
Professor Shlomo Benartzi writes that when it comes to saving money people recognize the benefit of protection from one’s self.
The study is the first to evaluate the medication as a possible treatment for alcoholism.
The pain of loneliness can cut deeper than a knife. But its implications go beyond inner turmoil and the corrosion of emotional health. It can contribute to a host of debilitating and sometimes lethal diseases.
Joan Asarnow is working on a pair of projects aimed at combating rising suicide rates among young people and changing prevention and care throughout the U.S.
Researchers compared how long babies looked at faces of adult women of different ethnicities to gain more understanding of social development.
UCLA scientists have already established national and international collaborations, begun a series of studies and implemented a program that screens and treats students for depression.
Cassie Mogilner Holmes has been exploring the relationship between happiness, time and money for almost a decade. She’s looked deeply into such intriguing questions as: Does the meaning of happiness change as people age?
Among the strategies that people use to cope with the disorder are avoiding stressful situations, staying away from alcohol and drugs, and trying to interact with people who are supportive and non-judgmental.
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation recently honored four UCLA scientists for their transformative work in schizophrenia with 2016 outstanding achievement prizes, among the most prestigious given in the field of psychiatric research.