Free will UC Santa Barbara study

Do we have free will?

A study by UC Santa Barbara psychologists explores how a compromised belief in free will corrupts intuitive cooperation.

UC Santa Barbara shame study

For shame: the science behind the social programming

Research by UC Santa Barbara scientists demonstrates that shame evolved as a mechanism for protecting social relationships.

UC Berkeley Twitter trust & safety

UC Berkeley psychologist tapped to foster a kinder Twittersphere

Dacher Keltner is a member of Twitter's new Trust & Safety Council to help the site balance cybersafety and free speech.

Your morals and political facts

When it comes to politics, you’re not as rational as you think

How your moral beliefs become your political facts – even if they're wrong.

Memory reward study UC Davis

Memory replay prioritizes high-reward experiences

UC Davis neuroscientists find that we recall events better when they are associated with a reward.

Sighing study UCLA

UCLA scientists find out where the brain makes sighs and why

The discovery of the origin and function of sighing could benefit patients with breathing problems.

Shinkendo UCLA

Psychiatrist finds balance on a blade’s edge

When he's not researching schizophrenia, UCLA's Dr. Joseph Pierre is mastering the practice of Shinkendo.

Successful anti-bullying program identified by UCLA

Study shows Finnish model focused on bystanders is very effective.

UC Berkeley studying

A natural way of making your brain more efficient

New UC Riverside study finds that increasing your attention comes from using newly acquired knowledge.

Whybrow UCLA

Modern mismatch: brain vs. culture

Best-selling author and UCLA psychiatrist Peter Whybrow is interviewed about the friction between our wiring and today's society.

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