Psychology

Mouse cheerio Berkeley

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

UC Berkeley researchers provide the first live images of how learning rewires the brain.

UC Berkeley bromance male friendship

Bromances may be good for men’s health

UC Berkeley study of rats shows that stress can bring males together, findings that also have implications for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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.

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