UCSF source anxiety

Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

It's not just your imagination, it's neurology, according to a new study on mice.

Handout or hand up UC Berkeley study

A handout or a hand up? How we judge others guides how we help others

When charities emphasize the helplessness of those they assist, it changes how we give.

UC Berkeley social media

Social media actually makes you more (not less) relaxed, surprising new research says

It may not make you happy, but it will make you sleepy.

UC Riverside storybooks

How storybook lessons impart scholastic success

Differences in children's literature in the U.S., Mexico and China may help explain academic performance.

MIA art museum Berkeley

New center aims to nourish your empathy — with art

Dacher Keltner helps launch the art world’s first ‘empathy center,’ using the power of art to induce compassion.

Marcus Shaw UC Merced

Former street kid fulfills educational promise with Ph.D.

Marcus Shaw turns his troubled past into an area of study and fuel for his own academic achievement.

bad jobs UCLA

US retail jobs are bad — but it doesn’t have to stay that way

A new book compares working conditions in the US with other countries.

UC Riverside meditation stress

How to control worrying (according to science)

There hasn't been a scientifically proven technique for reducing stress — until now.

The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents, they serve a real evolutionary purpose.

Mexican origin family stress UC Davis

Stress and resilience among Mexican-origin families in California

New research hopes to improve the health of more than 40 percent of the state's population.

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