| Apr 14, 2012
| 9:23 PM
During Nirbhay Singh's eight years as lead consultant for California's psychiatric hospitals, state officials hired his relatives, then urged the facilities to use a little-known therapy and psychological questionnaire they had devised, state records...
| Aug 23, 2012
R. Duncan Luce, a UC Irvine mathematical psychologist who received the National Medal of Science in 2005 for his pioneering scholarship in behavioral sciences, died Aug. 11 at his home in Irvine after a brief illness, the university announced. He was 87....
| Sep 6, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Research sheds light on how food affects mood and the flip side: how emotions impact taste.
All day, food metaphors weave their way into our thoughts about others. Watching someone cut in line may leave a bad taste in your mouth. Your current love may be...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The thousands of men expelled from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of molesting children came from all walks of life — teachers and plumbers, doctors and bus drivers, politicians and policemen. They ranged in age from teens to senior citizens...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:30 PM
SAN DIEGO — Todd Vance — Iraq combat veteran, bar bouncer, and social-work major at a local university — is lecturing two dozen of his fellow veterans on the techniques and joys of the chokehold.
"You want the blade of your forearm on...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn't sleep, cried constantly or were too aggressive with playmates. The common denominator, the teachers said, was that the...
| Oct 14, 2012
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On the day in 2010 when a San Diego judge sentenced John Albert Gardner to life in prison for the rape and murder of two teenage girls, the fathers of...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Reporting from Florence, S.C. -- In the race to be the most sincere Christian candidate for president, Rick Santorum looks like the front-runner.
Out on the edge of town here Sunday afternoon, out among the big box stores and strip malls, at a family...
| Sep 30, 2012
DUBLIN, Ireland — There are no people on Earth as romantic as the French. No one is punctual like the Swiss. The Germans have defined a sense of order. The Italians know how to eat. And no one, I mean no one, does misery like the Irish.
| Aug 6, 2012
George A. Miller, an iconoclastic psychologist who played a crucial role in shifting his field from the study of behaviors to the direct examination of thought processes, died July 22 at his home in Plainsboro, N.J. He was 92 and died of complications...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 9:34 PM
At this point of the year, the off-season has got to be quite a blur for Lakers forward Ron Artest. His off-season reminds me of the movie Bad Boys II for several reasons: 1. It was nonstop and fast-paced. 2. It was long and 3. You didn't always know what...