Social science

UC San Diego smart child

Kids praised for being smart more likely to cheat

How we encourage our kids affects their ability to deal with setbacks honestly, a new study shows.

Keepon UC Santa Cruz Leila Takayama

Love 'em or hate 'em, robots are here to stay

Here's how we make them better, says psychology prof.

UC Berkeley Bunge

More education linked to better cognitive functioning later in life

Higher levels of education may help stave off age-related cognitive decline, researchers find.

emotions map UC Berkeley

Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

Enjoyable GIFs actually reveal the full range of the human heart.

Latina health cultural context

Seeing health in a cultural context

Belinda Campos' studies find the Latino approach to relationships reduces anxiety, among other benefits.

UCLA sleeping teenager

Why one teenager may need more — or less — sleep than another

New study finds the sweet spot for adolescent rest.

UCLA multitask

What do we lose when we multitask?

Answer: a lot. But we still find a way to retain important facts, a new study finds.

eyes children UC Riverside

The science of learning social cues

The eye patterns of children can help us learn about the development of anxiety and emotion.

smile direction UC Berkeley

Don't feel bad about feeling bad

Science says putting on a happy face for the sake of it can just make you feel worse.

UC San Diego fingers crossed

Watching children learn how to lie

Fear not — it's an important developmental first step.

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