Asian parents and children

What makes a happy parent?

Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies suggest? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.

Three of four California children with mental health needs don't get treatment

Barriers to care persist, despite fact that 95 percent have health insurance.

When Rover turns into the green-eyed monster

A dog's fit of jealousy likely has deep, primordial roots, according to UC San Diego research.

Wide-faced men negotiate nearly $2,200 larger signing bonus

UC Riverside study finds men with wider faces are successful negotiating for themselves, but not so when it comes to compromise and collaboration.

This is your brain on drugs

With a $1 million award from the Keck Foundation, scientists at UC Santa Barbara will research who could be more vulnerable to addiction.
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Blind lead the way in brave new world of tactile technology

People are faster at navigating tactile technology when using both hands and fingers, and the vision impaired have an advantage over those with sight.

Crowdsourcing data used to predict World Cup winners

Algorithms created by cognitive scientist that aggregate opinions are on goal.

Study finds that learning by repetition impairs recall of details

When learning, practice doesn’t always make perfect and nuanced aspects may fade away, neurobiologists find.
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How posture and gestures affect state of mind

Most are aware of the mind-body connection — how mental processes can affect a person's physical state. But what about the reverse? Berkeley Wellness reports on how body position, even facial expressions may influence how we think, feel and behave.
U.S. Marine

War and Peace (of mind)

Meditation training may help reduce stress disorders among U.S. military personnel.