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Content Authored by: J.D. Warren

Tetris: It could be the salve for a worried mind

Tetris could be the salve for a worried mind. The venerable video game was used in a recent experiment to create a state of “flow” – the term psychologists use to describe a state of mind so engaged it makes the rest of the world fall away, and time pass more quickly. UCR researcher Kate Sweeny and her team have found that state of perfect...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Study: Children as young as 7 suffer effects of discrimination

A new UC Riverside study finds children are sensitive to and suffer the impacts of discrimination as young as 7 years old. Previous studies have shown children can identify racism at that age, but the study from Tuppett Yates, a UC Riverside psychology professor, and Ana Marcelo, an assistant professor of psychology at Clark University, is the...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Researcher: Tests should expect more of older adults

A UCR psychology researcher says the bar is too low for “functional independence” in older adults, and should be aligned with skills younger adults must conquer. The Activities of Daily Living, or ADL, questionnaire is a standard used by healthcare professionals to decide what services older adults need to remain independent. These activities...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Research affirms the power of 'we'

A healthy relationship starts with the word “we.” Past research by UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins has emphasized the power of first-person personal pronouns such as “we” and “us” in relationships. “We-talk” is an indicator of interdependence, meaning partners affect one another’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is a shift from self...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Full-campus effort invigorates transfer student recruitment

Early 2017 was a nervous time on the UC Riverside campus. In 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown negotiated with the University of California system a target of enrolling one new transfer student for every two new freshmen enrolled. By spring 2017, the governor put teeth in the mandate: he would withhold $50 million from the UC system unless UCR and...
By J.D. Warren | | University

Study explores why children remember the same things, differently

Children less able to manage their emotions don't remember details of frightful events
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Perceiving support helps people cope with waiting

'Worry and waiting' researcher's latest findings chart perceived support throughout periods of waiting
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

UC Riverside registers greatest gain in U.S. News rankings

UC Riverside made larger gains than any university in the United States in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. UCR jumped 39 positions in the 2019 rankings, from No. 124 in 2018, to No. 85. UCR is ranked the No. 35 public university in the nation for 2019. The rankings were released Monday, Sept. 10. "I'm heartened that more...
By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside receives Diversity Award

INSIGHT into Diversity recognition acknowledges recruitment, retention efforts for underrepresented, first-generation students and faculty
By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside among Washington Monthly’s Top 30

University achieves high marks for social mobility, research, and public service
By J.D. Warren | | University

Building a stronger community through partnerships

UCR Extension's Kasey Wilson leads the way
By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR ranks No. 32 on Money Magazine’s Best Colleges List

Annual rankings lend weight to six-year graduation rates among low-income, first-generation, and under-represented students
By J.D. Warren | | University

Cancer Patients’ Conversation Topics Reflect Well-Being, Study Finds

Substantive dialogue may help, but emotional exchanges likely don't. Research finds that substantive conversation – conversation about news and ideas – is reflective of greater well-being among breast cancer patients.
By J.D. Warren | | Health

Brian Haynes to be appointed UCR Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Career Public University Administrator is Currently Head of Student Affairs at Cal State San Bernardino
By J.D. Warren | | University

Acclaimed industry designer Scott Saltsman presents summer youth workshop in video game design

Gear-up for a future in technology at UCR Extension and UCR Palm Desert
By J.D. Warren | | Science / Technology

Will kids’ religious training save – or doom – the world?

Children's Views of Environment, Politics Are Sculpted by Religion; UC Riverside Researcher's Worldwide Network Will Study the Impacts

Research finds pain expectation is pain reality for children

Research yields some advice on how to, and how not to, coach children before vaccinations
By J.D. Warren | | Health

Oregon state leader with passion for student success to lead Undergraduate Education

Jennifer Brown has been named vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education at UCR, effective Aug. 1, 2018
By J.D. Warren | | University

UCLA leader named dean of Bourns College of Engineering

A UCLA engineering leader with a vision for UC Riverside’s ability to meet California’s STEM needs has been named the new dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. Christopher S. Lynch will join Bourns as dean on September 1. Lynch is the chair of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering...
By J.D. Warren | | Science / Technology

UCLA Leader Named as Dean of Bourns College of Engineering

A UCLA engineering leader with a vision for UC Riverside’s ability to meet California’s STEM needs has been named the new dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering. Christopher S. Lynch will join Bourns as dean on September 1. Lynch is the chair of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering...
By J.D. Warren | | Science / Technology
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