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.
Study of more than 7,000 students in 77 elementary schools found that one program greatly benefited the mental health of sixth-graders who experienced the most bullying.
Findings suggest that oversharing personal emotions or information violates the unwritten rules of social media websites.
We live in the shadow of our achievements, says Dr. Peter Whybrow, best-selling author and director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.
Dr. Vernon Rosario, an expert on LGBT mental health issues, comments on "The Danish Girl," a movie about one of the first individuals to undergo a sex change.
Families OverComing Under Stress, or FOCUS, was able to reduce the most problematic psychological and emotional symptoms of men and women in the military, their spouses and their children for half of its participants.
Psychologist and UCLA researcher Yalda Uhls writes that more important than limiting ‘screen time’ is guiding children and young adults to utilize technology to improve their lives.
People often make frighteningly bad decisions, according to the UCLA Anderson School of Management professor.
Recovery has at least as much to do with rewarding oneself as it does with depriving oneself, according to a new book by a UCLA expert in addiction treatment.
The effort will encompass a 100,000-person study to discover the causes of depression, a new treatment center and a community outreach program.
UCLA is the world’s No. 8 overall and the No. 2 U.S. public institution in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings.
Men under stress provide worse emotional support to their partners than women do, an international team of psychologists reports today.
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.
New research is particularly important in light of the recent rise in cases of measles in the U.S.
Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA psychiatrist and director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, offers guidance on helping a friend or family member struggling with an addiction to get the treatment he or she needs.
Study may show a way to predict whether children with a genetic disorder will develop autism or psychosis
Findings are the first to shed light on the genetic differences between DiGeorge syndrome patients with autism and those with psychosis.
The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, concluded that doctors should consider prescribing the long-lasting injectable much earlier in the course of treatment than they typically do today.
Tens of millions of Americans will suffer at some point in their lifetime from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Functional MRI might help doctors predict who responds best to one of the most common treatments.
“Much of the psychological distress stemming from chronic life stress and trauma remains undetected and untreated,” said Gail Wyatt, a UCLA psychiatry professor.
The three-year grant will fund an intensive treatment program for service members suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“The brain has a major system that seems predisposed to get us ready to be social in our spare moments,” says UCLA professor Matthew Lieberman.
“The results were about as good as you could hope for,” said Lara Ray, a UCLA associate professor of psychology and director of the UCLA Addictions Laboratory.
Ten Alabama school districts adopted the guidelines two years ago, followed by 29 this school year. An additional 20 plan to get on board in 2015–16.