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News Articles with Topic: Social Science / Education

Committee for accurate Inland Empire census count marks formal launch

When it comes to the 2020 census, every person counts; here’s why
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

College on the spectrum

A breakthrough documentary explores what it’s like to go to college with an autism diagnosis

What’s in your drinking water?

Carl Cranor wants you to know — and to empower you to do something about it
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Female presidents are held to higher standards than males

An analysis of presidential approval ratings reveals truths about gender biases
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Romantic partners help us see silver linings, study says

We’re often told we are responsible for our own happiness. But in challenging situations, a UC Riverside study not only demonstrates the benefits of positive reframing – finding a “silver lining” – but also suggests our partners can be more adept at finding that silver lining than we are. A...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

Nutrition education programs for children should incorporate all family members who act as caregivers
By Holly Ober | | Health, Social Science / Education

Training the next generation of special education teachers

A UC Riverside Graduate School of Education program enables students to earn debt-free master’s degrees
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Fathers are happier parents than mothers, new study shows

A study of 18,000 people shows that fathers experience more well-being from parenthood than mothers. Past studies have considered whether people with children have greater well-being than people without children. They do. But few have considered the relative happiness of fathers and mothers. UCR psychologists and their colleagues analyzed three...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

In higher education, the positives outweigh the negatives

A UC Riverside sociologist’s 35-year survey of American universities offers evidence of surprises and successes
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

UC Riverside Research in Brief

How does climate change affect California’s mountain lakes? A team of researchers, including UCR’s James O. Sickman, a professor of hydrology, and Kevin Skeen, a research technician, has published a study in Limnology and Oceanography Letters showing that spring snowpack best predicts summer warming in small Sierra Nevada lakes. Examining...

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...
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...

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