What went on at the hospital that 'experimented' on child patients?

July 2016

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, was quoted in BBC Magazine about the use of a sodium amytal, also known as a "truth serum," on child patients at a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s and 70s.

From BBC Magazine:

"It is not a truth serum," says Professor Elizabeth Loftus, an expert in memory from the University of California, Irvine. "When it comes to the recovery of pristine, accurate, allegedly repressed memories, it's a danger.


Chen named Chancellor's Professor

Chuansheng Chen, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, has been named a UCI Chancellor's Professor. This title recognizes Chen as an exceptional scholar who has demonstrated unusual academic merit and has high promise for continued achievement. Chen is a developmental psychologist interested in cultural variations in developmental trajectories.