Social science

How parenting changes UC Irvine

How parenting has improved since the '60s

Almost all surveyed Western nations show an increase in child care time spent by both parents.

UCLA mindfulness kids

Mindfulness helps children as young as 3 manage their emotions during school

An innovative new program is helping students deal with stress and focus on schoolwork.

UC Riverside jerk research

Are you a jerk? Take the quiz

These 5 simple questions developed by a philosopher will help you figure out where you stand.

UC San Diego teen brain

Ever wonder what the teen brain is thinking?

A landmark national survey of emotional, cognitive and social development among adolescents is now underway.

UC Irvine selfies photo camera

Study links selfies and happiness

Smartphones aren't always negative — for stressed-out college students, sharing photos boosts positive feelings.

UC Berkeley

White racism linked to fatal heart disease for blacks and whites

Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten lives, new study finds.

UC Irvine: Why are we so afraid to leave children alone?

Why are we so afraid to leave children alone?

New research suggests social pressure exaggerates our fears about unsupervised children.

Alison Brysk UC Santa Barbara

A guardian of global rights

The International Studies Association recognizes professor Alison Brysk’s accomplishments as a scholar and mentor.

UC San Diego reef sharks

Why sharks need a new soundtrack

Scary sharks may be box-office hits, but a study shows ominous music could be harming conservation efforts.

Baby broccoli UC Santa Barbara

Baby food for thought

You better eat your peas — what your baby wants on the menu is informed by you.

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