Study finds bilingual infants become interested in speech at the same age as those learning only one language.
The messages kids glean from TV can influence their attitudes and behaviors as they grow into their teenage years and beyond, UCLA psychologists say.
Psychologist Melissa Brymer recommends clear and detailed communication about changes children can expect in their classrooms and routines.
Online mentions of sourdough, sacrifice and death all surged as the pandemic took hold.
Two UCLA studies reveal how a variety of stressors, both before and during pregnancy, may adversely affect a woman's offspring.
Amid political turmoil, the UCLA study on kindness points to its potential for large-scale healing.
Birthrates, marriage, gender roles will change dramatically in post-pandemic world, scientists predict
The longer COVID-19 continues, the more entrenched these psychological, social and societal changes are likely to be, the study authors suggest.
The late Bernice Wenzel and Wendell “Jeff” Jeffrey, both UCLA professors, were well known for their longtime commitment to the university.
Researchers also found that cognitive behavior therapy was the most effective approach for boosting the immune system.
Yalda Uhls writes that people shouldn’t obsessively fear that screen time is stunting kids’ emotional development.
The work of Shelley Taylor and her colleague Susan Fiske has changed the study of how people think about themselves and the social world.
UCLA study suggests younger kids might be more adept at deciphering nonverbal emotional cues in photographs.
The findings may help health care professionals better assess those with autism and schizophrenia.
UCLA’s Psychology Tower has been renamed Pritzker Hall in recognition of the gift.
More than three-quarters of the adolescents in a family-focused treatment program recovered from their initial symptoms during the study.
UCLA researchers find that the brain processes fear differently after injury.
UCLA professor Jesse Rissman said the left rostrolateral prefrontal cortex is important in accessing knowledge that was formed in the past and making decisions about it.
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.