Psychology

UCLA sleeping teenager

Why one teenager may need more — or less — sleep than another

New study finds the sweet spot for adolescent rest.

UCLA multitask

What do we lose when we multitask?

Answer: a lot. But we still find a way to retain important facts, a new study finds.

eyes children UC Riverside

The science of learning social cues

The eye patterns of children can help us learn about the development of anxiety and emotion.

smile direction UC Berkeley

Don't feel bad about feeling bad

Science says putting on a happy face for the sake of it can just make you feel worse.

UC San Diego fingers crossed

Watching children learn how to lie

Fear not — it's an important developmental first step.

UCLA organization brain

Why do some people prefer order, and others thrive in uncertainty?

A new study suggests changes in two brain regions could be responsible for attitudes related to risk.

child memories UC Davis

Remembrance of things past

Being able to reflect on our own memories improves through adolescence, boosting learning ability and IQ.

UC Merced social media

Do you post enough for your partner?

Two researchers explore how social media transforms romance, stress and more.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals UC Merced

Immigration status has health implications for young Latinos, study shows

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides psychological benefits to undocumented youth.

UC San Diego familiar faces

Why a familiar face is a friendlier one

Our emotional perception is profoundly altered when we already know someone.

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