Dog vs dog UC San Diego

A picture might actually be worth more than a thousand words

Emotional images can change people's behavior, while similarly charged words do not, a new study finds.

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Canada's landmark ruling against solitary confinement

Psychology professor Craig Haney provided the scientific foundation for the court's sweeping decision.

UC Berkeley traffic app

Why traffic apps make congestion worse

Has your traffic app ever led you into a jam? The solution is smarter apps that actually talk to one another.

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Yep, your brain has ‘anxiety’ cells

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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