Social science

UC Davis relationship research

What your exes have in common

Yes, you have a type. But where does it come from?

UC Riverside language learning

What does that sentence say?

Adult learners of a second language can process grammar much like a native, study shows.

UC Santa Barbara Tsimane

A land without heart disease

80-year-olds in an indigenous population in Bolivia have the same arterial age as Americans in their mid-fifties. Why?

nature videos stress UC Berkeley Dacher Keltner

Stressed out by the news? Nature videos will make you happier

Being out in the wild is good for you. Turns out, watching the wild is, too.

UCLA multiracial survey

UCLA leads nationwide, multiracial survey of attitudes about present-day politics

More than 10,000 adults offered their thoughts on health care reform, immigration, climate change and other issues.

Ethiopia UCLA Wendrich

UCLA archaeologist enlists community to help preserve cultural heritage in Ethiopia

Locals jump in to protect their ancient treasures.

UC Berkeley transgender Yoder

Trans and gender-fluid teens left with few ‘safe harbors’

New research finds they face up to three times more abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers.

8 with UC ties nominated for Academy Awards

Oscar contenders are more diverse. But...

Hollywood needs to address ongoing equity issues, annual report finds.

UC love on the brain

This is your brain on love

On Valentine's Day, we asked the experts how biology and psychology affect love, relationships and sex.

UC Irvine immigration

Immigration does not increase crime — it decreases it

Findings over as many as four decades demonstrate the economic and social benefits of immigration.

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