Psychology

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Survey finds strain among high school seniors in pandemic uncertainty

New research details the high level of uncertainty and financial stress experienced by California high school seniors weighing college during a pandemic.

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New intervention for childhood trauma treats the whole family

When traumas occur, experts now believe it’s most effective to treat the whole family. A new intervention will explore this idea over a three-year period.

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Why 2021 is the year of the ‘messy middle’ — and how New Year’s resolutions can help

Ask yourself these five questions when setting 2021 goals.

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The 16 facial expressions most common to emotional situations worldwide

At a time when nativism is on the rise, a new study reveals the universality of human emotional expression.

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Are millennials really as ‘post-racial’ as we think?

Maybe not — at least when it comes to roommates, a UCLA sociology study suggests.

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UC Irvine-led study profiles undocumented students’ experiences in state public universities

A first-of-its-kind, multicampus report provides deep insights into successes and struggles in California.

Mahtab Jafari

UC Irvine professor’s life skills course is expanded to all 10 UC campuses

Life 101 teaches students self-care, healthy habits and how to manage stress.

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UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute sees ‘contagious kindness’ in action

Amid social turmoil, the study on kindness points to its potential for large-scale healing.

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Study: Loneliness highest in the 20s and lowest in the 60s

Lower levels of empathy, smaller social networks and poor sleep are consistent predictors of loneliness.

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Just too cute, season two

The return of Baby Yoda reminds us of the power — and purpose — of cute aggression, a UC Riverside expert says.

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