Social science

UC Santa Barbara single people

More people than ever before are single — and that’s a good thing

Single people are often thought of as self-centered. But science says they're a boon to communities across the country.

UC Riverside worry

Worry — it does the body (and mind) good?

A new paper shows the power of worrying.

UC Berkeley empathy

Tackling the ‘black troublemaker’ school stereotype

Psychologist works with Google to combat knee-jerk suspensions of African American teens.

Alexis Shusterman Grad Research Day

California’s force for research innovation

UC graduate students visit with lawmakers in Sacramento to share bold ideas for tackling California's big challenges.

What a billion tweets tell us about climate change

The planet is getting hotter. Will more hot days have an effect on happiness around the world? Evidence from over one billion tweets says yes – and it’s not going to be a day at the beach.

Dalai Lama app UCSF

When the Dalai Lama asks you to make an app...

Inspired by her work with the spiritual leader, Eve Ekman has created an app to help health care workers avoid burnout.

Goldman Mellor UC Merced

Researcher tracking teens who attempted suicide

New grant will support study of long-term outcomes to help them live healthier, happier lives.

UCLA taxes

Why you may be paying more income tax than you should

The standard deduction's simplicity helps you — and the government, which collects as much as $200B in extra revenue.

UC Riverside faculty gender study

When good deeds go unpublished

Study finds women faculty take on more internal service work than male colleagues, impacting their ability to get ahead.

UC San Diego are the rich selfish?

Are the rich more selfish than the rest of us?

Sure, the wealthy donate less often to charity, but are their moral values that different? New research has an answer.

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