UCLA cyberbullying study

Online bullying: Why don't people intervene?

People on social media are often unsupportive of cyberbullying victims who share highly personal feelings, UCLA psychologists report.

UCLA study on discrimination and mental health

Discrimination can be harmful to your mental health

UCLA experts view mental health status of victims as a public health concern.

Mother with baby and cellphone

Put the cellphone away! Fragmented baby care can affect brain development

UC Irvine study shows link between maternal infant-rearing and adolescent depression.

A gift of cash may be just the right thing.

Gift-giving taboos that aren’t as bad as you think

Behavioral science research shows that gifts that may seem  inappropriate to givers might actually be better appreciated by recipients than they might think.

Scientists Devise an Algorithm That Detects Sarcasm Better Than Humans Can

Scientists devise algorithm that detects sarcasm better than humans

Computers show an accuracy rate of 75 percent — notably better than the humans, according to research co-led by UC Berkeley. 

Neurosurgeon Eddie Chang operates on a patient with epilepsy. Chang’s team is mapping the regions of the brain that trigger seizures while also studying the circuits that mediate mood.

Illuminating depression’s circuitry

UC San Francisco neurosurgeon Edward Chang is studying whether flawed brain circuitry causes mood disorders and how to restore neural processing.

Five early signs of autism

Five early signs of autism

Getting a diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder as early as possible is important for early intervention, UCLA professor Connie Kasari says

toddler and toys

Toddlers can spy deception in others

Even tots younger than 2 can tell when someone's trying to pull a fast one.

young woman and cat

Pet therapy: Students increasingly bringing “emotional support” animals to college

Nobody claims the dorms are evolving into petting zoos. But animals are gaining a toehold (clawhold?) in Cal residences.

green eyes of envy

Who’s the ‘enviest’ of them all?

Research suggests young adults are more envious than their elders – and about more things.