“The underlying theory is identical for all conspiracy theories,” says UCLA professor Timothy Tangherlini.
Faculty leaders voice their support for those fighting to end state violence against people of color
The heads of academic units dedicated to social justice renew their commitment to ensuring their research, teaching and service are not complicit with the expansion of the police state.
Researchers say crime declines and trust increases when officers work alongside residents to build relationships.
UCLA’s Daniel Fessler explains why staying away from each other seems so tough, even when we know it will save lives.
Ellen DuBois’ “Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote” is timed to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment
The event — hosted by The Atlantic and made possible by UCLA — convened people from the arts, academia, health, entertainment, media and more.
Researchers found that Himba have the highest rate of “extra-pair paternity.” The term refers to a case in which a child is born to a married couple, but the husband is not the biological father.
Sackett, who was one of the founders of the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, has died after a long illness.
Jennifer Chun examines how labor, gender, race, class and migration intersect in today’s global economy.
Jason De León, UCLA professor of anthropology and Chicana and Chicano studies, received a 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowship for his interdisciplinary approach.
The gift, from Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, will support research on building more humane societies.
Schachner describes how he “accidentally” got into the field and his goals for the program.
UCLA’s Monica Smith tracks the ways metropolitan hubs in different parts of the world emerged unrelated to one another, but in similar forms.
Harold Torrence, associate professor of linguistics in the UCLA College, became enamored of linguistics as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia.
Q&A with UCLA’s Adam Romero and co-author Abbie Goldberg about their new book on marriage dissolution.
The UCLA Social Sciences LRW Big Data Research Partnership will link undergraduates and graduate students with paid internships in data science.
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.”
Researchers who are part of the multi-university Collaborative Multiethnic Post-Election Survey met on campus to prepare for the 2020 elections.
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.
Political scientist Lynn Vavreck notes that while extreme candidates may mobilize their party’s base, sometimes they fire up their opponent’s base even more.