Psychology

Ochan Otim and sachets

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda

UCLA Extension’s Ochan Otim found traces of arsenic, chromium and lead in the spirits.

Teen staring at the beach away from the camera

Teens who seek solitude may be on the right track

While loneliness is often correlated with depression, choosing to be alone can actually be good for you.

UCSF stress meditation group

Can short-term stress make the body and mind more resilient?

A new UCSF study is testing a theory about how much stress is good for us.

UC Merced professors sitting together

New project aims to predict people likely to use firearms in suicides

Shocking stats about suicide by firearm (the most common method in the U.S.) move professors to action.

Vacation graphic car

An easy life hack to make weekends more refreshing

Does treating your weekend like a vacation make you happier? A working paper says yes.

Teens doing some outdoor gardening

Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute

Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers, but neuroscience and psychology are revising that image.

A phone with a heart on it at night

Swipe right: 7 tips for online dating

UC Berkeley's Skyler Wang tells you what you need to know about online dating.

Young, gifted and black: The next generation of activists

This Black History Month, we honor some of the bright young activists who are challenging the status quo and working to build a better future for us all.

Gregor Martynus and Jana Gallus hold their triplets

Lullabies to help premature infants eat

Researchers work with a family with triplets to study a lullaby device used in the intensive care unit.

Vocal outbursts map

When a sigh is not just a sigh

A brand new audio map of vocal outbursts spans 24 emotions.

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