Psychology

UC Irvine Science of Acting

The new science of acting

Cognitive scientists are helping actors infuse characters with genuine memories, feelings and personalities.

UC Riverside meditation stress

How to control worrying (according to science)

There hasn't been a scientifically proven technique for reducing stress — until now.

The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents, they serve a real evolutionary purpose.

UCSF smartphone

Preventing disease with the help of social media

Eleni Linos focuses on how technology influences our behaviors to make an impact on health.

UC San Diego stress study

Researchers discover new pathway for handling stress

Newly detected resistance mechanism helps protect cells from threats such as heat shock.

UC Merced biology

Is biology behind your political views?

How your body processes its fight or flight response may affect your opinion, a new study finds.

UC Berkeley blog

Sex, power and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein

If we want to stop the predators among us, we have to look at how power corrupts.

UC Irvine crisis

Social media can increase stress during a crisis

Official use of social media can be effective. The unverified rumor mill? Much less so.

UC Santa Cruz daydreaming

The link between dreaming and mind-wandering

What are dreams? "An accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities," a new book says.

UC Berkeley Hurricane generosity

How generosity in disasters flows in both directions

Sharing what we have activates pleasure circuits in the brain, says the Greater Good Science Center.

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