Social science

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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.

Vocal outbursts map

When a sigh is not just a sigh

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

Terry Glenn and fellow students

Young, gifted and black: The next generation of researchers

For Black History Month, we highlight young researchers who are turning their work into a potent force for social justice and equity.

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Joint bank accounts make for happier couples

Those who keep finances separate are likelier to split up, be less satisfied with their relationship.

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Want a successful Super Bowl ad? Don't make people think

Ads that take a certain approach find victory during the game's biggest event.

UC Riverside happy dad holds son

Fathers are happier parents than mothers, new study shows

A new study shows fathers experience more well-being from parenthood than mothers.

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Don't wait to have fun, science says

Our quest for just the right moment often means missing out on having a good experience.

UC Riverside Robert Rosenthal

From Timothy Leary's office to the company of giants

How Robert Rosenthal brought behavioral psychology to the masses with “Pygmalion in the Classroom.”

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Rethinking what we teach about California's missions

There are ghosts to be reckoned with in our state and its history, which an entirely new field aims to address.

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