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News Articles with Topic: Social Science / Education

When the world took notice

The course is named “Seminar in Social Psychology,” but it could be “Wednesdays with Bob.” At 85, Robert Rosenthal is in his last year teaching at UC Riverside. Distinguished Professor David Funder — who first worked with Rosenthal at Harvard University in the early 1980s — urged Rosenthal to host a semester-long brain dump. Funder is the emcee,...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

A UCR sociologist is part of a $1.5 million effort to better understand skepticism toward childhood vaccines
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

So cute you could crush it?

A UC Riverside professor’s first-of-its-kind study explores the neural underpinnings of cute aggression
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Report paints portrait of Inland Empire’s growing workforce

The region’s job growth exceeds the statewide average, and efforts are underway to ensure more good jobs that allow families to make ends meet
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Climate change is worsening, but population control isn't the answer

Jade S. Sasser's new book highlights contemporary population control’s consequences for poor women in the Global South
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Approaching the Vietnam War from another angle

An environmental historian’s book highlights the roles landscapes play in military conflicts
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

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 and answer sheets can cost hundreds of...

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 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

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

The future of the town hall is online

Kevin Esterling’s advice to tech companies? Listen to — and learn from — political scientists
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

$4 million grant will study factors that lead to success for UC minority students in STEM disciplines

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4 million grant to fund a program for minority students across nine University of California campuses. This NSF grant allows the Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or CAMP, to continue supporting underrepresented...

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

For children with autism, strong bonds with teachers are key to success

UC Riverside's Jan Blacher is leading the charge to improve relationships between kids with autism and their teachers
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Information Overload Has Been Around Since the 1800s

New book finds similarities between 19th and 21st century mass media consumption habits and their effects on society

Psychologist receives high honor from NAACP

Carolyn Murray is a professor of psychology at UC Riverside. (I. Pittalwala/UCR) 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...

How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy

Groundbreaking study finds increased support for punitive immigration legislation in districts with privately owned or managed ICE detention facilities
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