Social science

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Feeling post-lockdown anxiety? We’ve got you covered.

Experts provide advice on navigating COVID-19 reopenings and webinars to boost your resiliency.

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The write stuff

A writing workshop for student veterans offers an opportunity to tell their stories and connect with peers.

Two teens stand in front of locker in 13 Reasons Why

Can TV shows help with teen mental health?

A UCLA report suggests they can, but only when topics are approached in a credible, supportive way.

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Virtual reality warps your sense of time, research shows

Psychology research demonstrates unique ‘time compression’ effect of virtual reality.

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Should businesses require vaccines? That’s fine, most California voters say

The new Berkeley IGS Poll finds powerful vaccine resistance among GOP voters, however.

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Analysis shows the toll of the pandemic on high-risk workers

Warehouse, agriculture and food-chain workers were among those most devastated by the pandemic.

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Anxious about returning to work? Psychologists offer insight and tips

Many are experiencing return-to-work anxiety and stress when contemplating returning to their desks.

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UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies

The new degree will not only enhance academic offerings but will foster collaborative study regarding the current experiences and histories of people of African descent.

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How to resocialize after the pandemic

COVID-19 took a toll on our relationships. Understanding why might help us come back together.

César Chávez

Historical photographs of César Chávez available through UC Merced library

The UC Merced Library holds intimate portraits of labor leader, community organizer, businessman and Latino American civil rights activist César Chávez.