News Articles with Topic: 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

“I just don’t think shelters work”

Institutions, not only family rejection, underlie LGBTQ youth homelessness

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

SoCal residents split on vaccine, not on presidency

Southern Californians are on board with masks and willing to sacrifice dollars for health. Those are a couple samplings from the findings of a new survey conducted by UCR’s Center for Social Innovation and the Southern California News Group. The residents polled split on a vaccine, with only 48% saying...

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

‘The Cost of Free Shipping’ lifts curtain on Amazon

A new book alleges worker exploitation at Amazon, and shows how communities are resisting it

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Political scientists make battleground state predictions

UC Riverside political science professors were polled on their predictions for eight battleground states, and the results carry some optimism for the Joe Biden camp.

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

Raising the bar through authentic research

Boil the water, add the ingredients, stir. The instructions given in undergraduate science labs can feel a bit like making ramen noodles. “Lab courses that accompany many large science undergraduate lectures often adopt a cookbook-type approach, where students follow a series of instructions in a stepwise process without really understanding...

Expert on Baby Yoda's cuteness available to media

With the second season of the hit Disney+ program "The Mandalorian" set to premier on October 30, the question of why Baby Yoda's fans want to squeeze him to the point of smothering him can be addressed at last. Katherine Stavropoulos, a UC Riverside professor and expert on "cute aggression,"...

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