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.
UCLA is No. 2 among American public universities and No. 10 in the world, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Global Universities rankings, published today.
UCLA study shows that 42 percent of girls with ADHD were diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder, compared with just 5 percent of girls without it.
A 25-year-old man made remarkable progress following a treatment at UCLA that uses sonic stimulation to excite the neurons in the thalamus.
Professor Greenfield, director of the Children’s Digital Media Center @ Los Angeles, in a candid conversation at Zócalo Public Square.
Professors Sholmo Benartzi and Alan Castel say that as people age, they tend to focus on positive memories and those blindspots to past negatives can have bad financial consequences.
With decades of experience in helping people with psychosis regain their place in society, UCLA neuroscientist Michael Green and his team of 10 psychiatrists, psychologists and other neuroscientists will look for ways to help formerly homeless veterans make the same transition.
Combining workouts with traditional behavioral therapy helped people who were addicted to methamphetamine.
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.
UCLA researchers found that workouts, in addition to brain games, appear to trigger a protein that restores connections between neurons.
Psychology professor A. Janet Tomiyama notes that some 34.4 million of the 70 million-plus Americans categorized as “overweight” by BMI were perfectly healthy.
People who performed two tasks that combined seeing and hearing frequently show that vision influenced their hearing, and vice versa.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and UCLA psychologist Patricia Greenfield were part of a panel discussing the downside of the digital revolution at a Zócalo/UCLA event at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
By temporarily inactivating a part of the brain involved in impulse control, the researchers discovered compelling evidence that humans are predisposed to be generous to others.
The research provides the first evidence that a mother’s cortisol patterns before conception influence the weight of her baby.
A UCLA psychology study concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous, which they may fear threatens their own marriages and their way of life.
A new training program is teaching pediatric residents how to balance their passion for helping children and families with the difficult realities of their profession.
Bjork will share insights from his work as a renowned expert on human learning in UCLA's 120th Faculty Research Lecture on Feb. 17.
The study found that close to half of Americans who are considered overweight by virtue of their BMIs — 34.4 million people — are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are considered obese.