News Articles with Topic: Social Science / Education

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

The world is much more alike than different

The cornerstone of discrimination is the belief that other people, including people of other races from other countries, are different. They experience life differently; they react differently. What if research could demonstrate that’s not true? A new study from UC Riverside asserts the world population may have much more in...

Researchers offer resource for teachers transitioning to — and from — remote learning

The guide was developed to help teachers build better relationships with students remotely

Youth who understand mental illness more likely to ask for help later

Research suggests destigmatizing mental illness in schools could increase the likelihood of treatment-seeking for youth who need it

Rethinking (waste)water and conservation

A team of UCR water economists finds certain types of water conservation could have unintended consequences

Report charts major growth for Inland Empire nonprofits

Still, UC Riverside researchers warn that without action, the sector’s recent gains could be undone by COVID-19

This is how our economy can survive the pandemic

Economist Gloria González-Rivera offers insight on how to limit damage

How is Europe responding to the coronavirus pandemic?

In hard-hit Europe, responses to COVID-19 could be lessons for the global community, says political economist Jana Grittersova

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Movement for census awareness swells in Inland Empire

In a two-county region at risk of an undercount, grassroots momentum has grown to ensure participation in the 2020 census

How can you beat the COVID-19 blues? Find your flow

Finding the right activity could mean you experience the same well-being during the long quarantine as you would when not in quarantine, UCR research finds.

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

To curb sexual assault, help people better understand consent

Research suggests more effort is needed to help college men apply the concept of sexual consent to their everyday lives

How might the coronavirus change the world around us?

Sociologist Richard M. Carpiano weighs in on some of the less obvious ways COVID-19 could restructure life as we know it

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

The consequences of calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus’

Political scientist Kim Yi Dionne explains why responses to COVID-19 reveal a failure to learn from history

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

It's all about bite-sized pieces

Annie Ditta’s graduate school training was in fixation. As she says, “I got fixated on fixation.” Her familiarity with fixation is useful as instructors at the University of California, Riverside, must reinvent how they teach within the space of two weeks. On March 14, UCR announced instruction for spring quarter...

Professor shares tips for surviving ‘Pandemic University’

Juliette Levy has taught online for almost a decade; here’s what she wants professors and students to keep in mind as they navigate the transition to online learning

How policing perpetuates the marginalization of LGBTQ youth

Research pinpoints a major source of de facto discrimination against LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

This UC Riverside professor was ready for the shift to online instruction

Frank Vahid has been using web-based teaching tools and incorporating online instruction into his courses since 2012

Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That’s the implication of a study just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Isotretinoin has been linked to depression and suicide...

‘Autism Goes to College’ selected to screen at SXSW EDU

Groundbreaking film follows the college experiences of five Southern California students on the spectrum