Science of happiness moves to the workplace

Surveys find more than half of American job seekers cite the need for more meaningful work, engagement and recognition.

Sleep deprived girl in classroom

How poor sleep can ruin your social life

People found sleep-deprived individuals to be more socially unattractive, and felt lonelier after interacting with them.

Key in the door

Where you put your keys

Ben Storm explains why we tend to misplace just that one thing and why forgetting might be a secret power.

Left-handed child at blackboard

What being left-handed says about culture

The number of left-handed people in a society can help explain its norms, new study finds.

Relax, mom. You still matter.

A new study has a reassuring message for parents of college-age children: You’re probably underestimating their loyalty to you.

Smartphones act as digital security blankets in stressful social situations

When people are in awkward social situations, their phones offer comfort and relieve feelings of isolation — without even turning them on.

Moral decision making is rife with internal conflict

New findings challenge the popular notion that we rely on our "guts" and don't think through challenging questions of right and wrong.

Trump, Merkel and another foreign leader

Reeling from the news? Train your brain to feel better with these 4 techniques

Tips from neuroscience can help you cope with events outside your control.

Anna Song with two packs of cigarettes

Multimillion-dollar grant brings nicotine and cannabis policy center to campus

The new center positions UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley as leaders in public health.

UC Santa Cruz autism child

Autistic people want to socialize — they just may show it differently

Research on social signals in autism suggests new ways to meet their needs.