Content Tagged with: Department of Psychology

Couldn’t socially distance? Blame your working memory

UC Riverside-led study highlights critical role working memory capacity plays in social distancing compliance during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

Research advances understanding of how the brain focuses while ignoring distractions

UC Riverside mouse study has implications for treating neuropsychiatric diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia

Alcohol consumption by fathers before conception could negatively impact child development

UC Riverside researchers’ mouse studies also show how a common nutrient can help babies of alcoholic moms

Beyond Brilliant: Born to succeed

Elñora Tena Webb grew up in the foster care system; UCR gave her a clean canvas and after becoming a college president, she is now a success coach .

Earning her chances

Roseanne Carmen Rosenthal’s latest achievements have come by chance — or at least that’s what she thinks. But luck alone doesn’t account for the seven courses she took during spring quarter in order to complete her bachelor’s degree — and the 3.36 GPA she earned doing it — while also...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UC psychologists devise free test for measuring intelligence

Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices, or APM, is a widely used standardized test to measure reasoning ability, often administered to undergraduate students. One drawback, however, is that the test, which has been in use for about 80 years, takes 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Another is that the test kit...

Study explores infant body position and learning

UC Riverside psychologist’s research provides strong evidence that infants’ motor skills directly impact the physical context of their everyday experiences

Psychologist to explore how brain remembers precise information

A person’s general intelligence and ability to understand language are reliant on the brain’s ability to maintain precise information acquired over a short period of time. To understand how these types of natural vision and cognitive functions are achieved in both healthy populations and individuals at high risk for psychosis...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Psychologist receives high honor from NAACP

RIVERSIDE, Calif.(www.ucr.edu) – Carolyn B. Murray, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb Award for special achievements in public health at the local level, presented annually by the National Health Committee of the National Association for the Advancement...