Blog Posts

Anhedonia is a transdiagnostic symptom. Here, we explore what that means and why we should care.

Students are surrounded by overwhelming pressures to finish school successfully with high grades, community involvement, and internship experience under their belts. There should be greater conversation surrounding the way students engage with their mental health as they emerge into adulthood and into their careers.


Why are some White people so upset about critical race theory?Where do these reactions stem from?What are some ways to teach the lessons of CRT without pissing people off?To get to the bottom of these questions, let’s take a look at CRT and then unpack some concepts from social psychology that help shed light on White reactions to racism and White privilege.

Picture this: Two economists are going on a leisurely stroll together when they stumble upon a one-hundred-dollar bill lying on the sidewalk. The two promptly walk past it without giving it much attention. One of the economists turns and says, “Did we just pass a $100 bill on the ground?” The other economist replies, “Of course not. If there had been $100 on the ground, someone would’ve picked it up.”

What is the impact of the pandemic and ongoing Anti-Asian sentiment on the Asian experience in the U.S.? And what can we – Asians, Asian-Americans, and their allies – do to help mitigate this hate and support these communities? Read here to find out.

Ever wondered what can be done to improve learning, studying, or working? Research reveals the benefits of utilizing blue light to increase attentiveness, memory, and cognitive efficiency.

Despite legal actions to curb underage use of e-cigarettes, youth continue to access vapes through a myriad of methods. A recent qualitative study explores the topic of underage access with young adults who vape regularly.

Communities of color are more likely to be disproportionately subjected to more pollution and toxic materials, as well as more likely to live near hazardous waste sites, which have lead to protests and demonstrations. Social psychology has highlighted which psychological mechanisms give rise to collective action, among which are a sense of anger and group efficacy.


Do you know what a Magnolia tree and the Pythagorean Theorem have in common? They are both eponyms, which are terms derived from people’s names (Strous & Edelman, 2007). Eponyms are often used to honor someone’s achievements, however, sometimes the person rewarded with a finding named after them was not actually the one to discover it in the first place.

There can be severe long-term effects of alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and ecstasy on various cognitive abilities.

What do we know about girls who experience conduct problems? Despite being historically ignored by researchers and the general public, girls have unique risk factors for conduct problems and end up exhibiting different outcomes associated with their conduct problems as compared to boys.

The pandemic underlines the interplay between parental distress and children’s emotional and behavioral well-being & provides us with an opportunity to think about parental resources, perceptions, and coping strategies to enhance parenting effectiveness and parenting behavior.

Marissa Ogren

Microdosing has captured the attention of the public, yet research has yet to catch up with cultural interest. This reader-friendly review highlights the current literature on this topic and provides practical considerations for individuals hoping to partake in this newest drug trend.

As we begin returning to campus, be sure to check out Pritzker Hall, a cognitive illusion in UCLA’s backyard!

Gwendolyn Price