Psychology

UC love on the brain

This is your brain on love

On Valentine's Day, we asked the experts how biology and psychology affect love, relationships and sex.

UC Merced baby surprise

Study: Infants recognize surprise in others before age 2

New research shows children's understanding begins in half the time previously thought.

pride UC Santa Barbara

Pride — virtue or vice?

Researchers explain why this emotion may have earned a bad rap.

UCLA alcoholism

Drug shows promise for treating alcoholism

An anti-inflammatory medication appears to reduce cravings and improve mood.

UCLA colored patterns

Analyzing brain patterns may help neuroscientists reduce fear

UCLA-led research offers promise for treating anxiety, eating disorders.

UCLA choosing a gift

Science says the gift you should give is..

A professor finds out what kind of present will make the recipient feel more connected to you.

UC Riverside half full

Pessimists — You aren’t alone in feeling down

New study shows even optimists get the blues.

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge takes major strides in first year

100,000-person study and international collaborations already underway.

UC Berkeley Westworld

How long does it take to tell a human from an android?

A new study suggests it's quicker than you think.

UC Santa Cruz Artie Konrad

Fostering the well-being of billions

UC alum Artie Konrad combines psychology and tech on Facebook projects that help people connect.

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