Psychology

UC Merced campus

Dedicated student breaks ground with Ph.D., autism research

UC Merced's first African American doctoral graduate balances research with parenting two autistic sons.

UC Riverside sleep memory

Naps can boost memory, study shows

New UC Riverside research finds possible missing link between sleep and improved recall.

UC Berkeley healthier choices

Our brain activity could be nudged to make healthier choices

UC Berkeley scientists capture the moment-to-moment dynamics of how we make decisions.

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The teenage brain on social media

A new UCLA study sheds light on the influence of what peers "like."

UC Berkeley couple arguing

How you argue could make you sick

UC Berkeley researchers find different — but negative — health outcomes, whether you raise your voice or keep a stiff upper lip.

UCLA freshman survey

How freshmen have changed in the past 50 years

Over the course of a 15 million student survey, a UCLA professor finds reasons for optimism.

Spoiler alert

Spoiler alert: spoilers make you enjoy stories more

Did someone spoil the next episode of "Game of Thrones"? They might have done you a favor.

UC Riverside karma

When selling good karma goes bad

A new UC Riverside study shows how beliefs affect responses to requests for help.

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Could the mystery of the meow actually be solved by a new talking cat collar?

A UC Berkeley doctoral student examines the latest effort to help animals and humans to communicate.

UC Berkeley power Paradox

Why does power make us lose our way?

What makes us steal candy and cut people off in our Priuses, explained by UC Berkeley's Dacher Keltner.

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