News Articles with Topic: Social Science / Education

Researchers seek input from Inland Empire parents, caregivers of school-age children

Study by UC Riverside researchers will examine impacts of remote learning on families with children in grades K-12

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Monuments that matter

Paper urges archaeologists and historians to work closely with people who are grappling with racism in public monuments

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Border surge's cause is more complicated than COVID-19

The United States border has seen an increase in families — primarily men with their children — and most recently a surge in unaccompanied minors traveling north from Central America through Mexico. They are fleeing gang violence, high homicide rates, and lack of economic opportunities. In some cases, such as...

This is the dawning of the age of the vaccine passport

The vaccine passport is coming. The likelihood of a “passport” being required — or perhaps just requested — for travel, and to return to school and work, seems a certainty. New York state is testing a smartphone app that would verify vaccine status for entry into events. IBM is developing...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

UCR poll: 'If it's Trump vs. Newsom, Newsom wins'

A poll of UC Riverside social sciences professors holds that Gov. Gavin Newsom should prevail in the current recall effort against him. Two committees, RescueCalifornia.org and RecallGavin2020.com, have launched efforts to gain 1.5 million signatures to put a Newsom recall on the ballot. The deadline for submitting signatures is March...

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

Why some people vote against their own beliefs

Many low-education voters who embrace social welfare programs vote against their own beliefs, new UC Riverside research holds. The mitigating factor is education: The more education one has, the more likely one is to stick to one’s policy preferences. “It means candidates who employ tactics such as fear and attaching...

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

An ancient Maya ambassador’s bones show a life of privilege and hardship

Ajpach’ Waal forged an alliance between two dynasties but died in obscurity

Center for Social Innovation tapped for equity project

The Southern California Association of Governments, or SCAG, the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization representing six counties, 191 cities, and more than 18 million residents, has chosen the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside to conduct research and offer insights and recommendations to advance economic inclusion and equity across...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

Navigating the $1.9 trillion stimulus

March 8, President Biden was set to sign into law the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus that will provide $1,400 checks to millions of low- and middle-income Americans, new child tax benefits, and extend unemployment payments. It also includes a restaurant rescue fund, money for reopening schools...

UC systemwide survey reveals disparities among undocumented students

Findings include greater instances of depression, financial instability, and lower grade point averages.

Partners help us stay connected during pandemic

A pair of UCR studies reveal that living with a romantic partner helps people feel more socially connected during COVID-19. But no other pandemic-era social dynamic carries notable benefits, the researchers found: not your kids, not kibitzing with your bestie on FaceTime, and not your adorable-adoring pets. “Research prior to...

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

Study: acne treatment only addresses half of the problem

Severe acne often leaves deep psychological scars, disproportionately affecting women and people with darker skin. Researchers say dermatological treatment isn't enough.

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

Professor launches Center for Athletes’ Rights and Equity

New research center is the brainchild of Eddie Comeaux, a UCR higher education professor and former Division I college athlete

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Public health expert says influencers should step back

UC Riverside public health expert Richard Carpiano weighs in on ethical matters for vaccine distribution.

Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker

UC Riverside mouse study shows where in the brain sensory input is transformed to movement

Family is our focus during pandemic, study finds

More fully appreciating family and engaging in more conflict are among the heightened experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new UC Riverside study. The study from David Funder’s psychology lab looked at how people experience everyday life and its situations and how those experiences change because of an...

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

Census Legacies looks to perpetuate Census success

This week, more than 200 leaders from across the United States helped launch Census Legacies, a new community-building effort by the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside with partners in philanthropy, government, and community. The initiative aims to build more inclusive and equitable regions, using the same messengers and...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

How you measure happiness depends where you live

The meaning of happiness varies depending where in the world a person lives and so benefits from using different measures, new UC Riverside research finds. Happiness studies historically have focused on the Western ideal of happiness, which is relatively self-centered and big on thrills. “Accordingly, the prevailing conceptualization of happiness...

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

Screening may miss one-quarter of child sexual abuse cases

Up to one-quarter of people who suffer child sexual abuse might be passed over for treatment because of current screening procedures, according to UC Riverside psychology researchers. Their just-published study also finds that whether survivors of child sexual abuse identify themselves as abuse survivors influences the outcomes they experience in...

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

New study finds California civics education falls short

In the wake of a national election that signaled heightened interest in politics as well as deep fissures that threaten our democracy, a new study by researchers at UC Riverside and UCLA raises concerns about the democratic mission of schools and a lack of support for civic learning across California...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education