Come On, I Thought I Knew That!

Robert Bjork, distinguished professor of psychology and co-principal investigator at the Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab at UCLA, was quoted on Monday in a New York Times article on new research about how we learn and remember.

A Way To Fight the AIDS Virus With A Virus

A study co-authored by James Lloyd-Smith, UCLA assistant professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and U.C. San Diego biochemist Leor Weinberger found that, over 30 years, therapeutic interfering particles (TIPS) could reduce the number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa infected with HIV to one-thirtieth of the current level.

Think You’ll Ace That Test? Think Again. Then Start Studying.

U.S. News & World reports on research by Alan Castel, UCLA assistant professor of cognitive psychology, and colleagues exploring the dynamics between memory and emotional states.

Could You Find Love With Your Look-Alike?

Kerri Johnson, UCLA assistant professor of communication studies and psychology, was quoted in an ABC News online article about a dating website that matches couples based on their facial similarities.

In Split Seconds, Your Vision Can Change Where You Hear Sound

Ladan Shams, UCLA assistant professor of Psychology, recently published a study of how brain corrects perceptual errors. These findings may lead to better hearing aids and robotic technology.

Wired for Distraction: Kids and Social Media

This Time magazine article about kids and social media referenced a 2006 study at UCLA by Barbara Knowlton, UCLA professor of psychology, and her colleague, Russell Poldrack, now at the University of Texas at Austin.

Nanodiamonds Fight Cancer

Fuyu Tamanoi, UCLA professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics and director of the signal transduction and therapeutics program at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was quoted Monday in a Chemical and Engineering News article about the use of diamond-like nanostructures in chemotherapy drug delivery.

White House Anti-Bullying Conference: Don’t Sit Back, Speak Up

Jaana Juvonen UCLA professor of developmental psychology, was quoted Thursday in a Los Angeles Times article about an anti-bullying conference at the White House.

Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

Benjamin Karney, UCLA associate professor of psychology, is quoted today in this article about research showing that married women in the military are more than twice as likely as their male counterparts to get divorced.

Body language: Anger read as masculine

United Press International reported Sunday on a study led by Kerri Johnson, UCLA assistant professor of communication studies and psychology, that found that body language is more likely to be judged as masculine when it seems to convey anger and as feminine when is seems to convey sadness.