Psychology

Moral decision making is rife with internal conflict

New findings challenge the popular notion that we rely on our "guts" and don't think through challenging questions of right and wrong.

Trump, Merkel and another foreign leader

Reeling from the news? Train your brain to feel better with these 4 techniques

Tips from neuroscience can help you cope with events outside your control.

Anna Song with two packs of cigarettes

Multimillion-dollar grant brings nicotine and cannabis policy center to campus

The new center positions UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley as leaders in public health.

UC Santa Cruz autism child

Autistic people want to socialize — they just may show it differently

Research on social signals in autism suggests new ways to meet their needs.

Republicans and Democrats agree on climate change — they just don't realize it

The key to fixing climate change isn't convincing people it's real: it's getting them to choose policy over party.

Whitewater rafting paddle

Nature is proving to be awesome medicine for PTSD

The awe we feel in nature can dramatically reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

faded memory Instagram

Thank Instagram and Snapchat for your fading memories

Documenting your life may come at the cost of actually being able to remember it.

Spider scorpion UC Riverside

Spiders vs. scorpions

Spider fear is one of the most well-studied phobias, but a new study shows people are more afraid of scorpions.

Daniel Ciccarone with camera

Opioid crisis: This doctor’s street-level views could change the course of the epidemic

UCSF's Daniel Ciccarone explores opioid use up close to try to stem the rising tide of overdoses.

A member of the Georgia National Guard being hugged

What it means to be moved by love

There are universal sensations when we are moved by love, including goosebumps, tears and tenderness.

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