Society & Psychology

UCSB Professor Urges Centrality of Women in Biomedical Research

Emily Jacobs gave a lecture last week in the library entitled, “The Uncharted Mind — The Scientific Body of Knowledge: Whose Body Does it Serve?”
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River Flows Across You: Game Theory in the Harirud Basin

The Harirud flows west from the snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kush. From this origin, the river traverses Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan.
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The Psychological Science Behind Pseudoscience

How do pseudoscientific beliefs, as they are called, spread and come to be accepted by many as fact? 
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Tracing the Pandemics of California Past

One of the most devastating impacts to arise from the Spanish colonial system emerged in the form of disease.
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Researchers Study PTSD-related Symptoms Among LGBTQ Latinx Immigrants

Researchers discovered that not even high levels of social support insulated SGM Latinx immigrants from developing symptoms. 
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UCSB Researchers Study “Collective Intelligence” In Effort to Understand Why Some Groups Fly While Others Flounder

Kim and her collaborators carried out a meta-analysis on 22 studies evaluating collective intelligence in 1,356 groups and 5,279 individuals. 
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Thinking Ahead: How Do UCSB Students Feel About Climate Change?

Julia Fine worked alongside an array of collaborators to better understand how UCSB students relate to the climate crisis.
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Unlearning the “In-group Versus Out-group” Instinct

Liberman has been conducting research with the hope of understanding how parents can raise their children to avoid falling into the trap of stereotyping.
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Putting “Zoom Fatigue” On Mute: UCSB Researcher Explains Why Video Calls Can Be So Exhausting

On Zoom, exhaustion comes from the inability to distinguish between person, background and technology, according to Nadler.
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UCSB Lecturer Partners with CEC in Advocacy of Sustainable Living

The campaign, known as Earth Day Every Day, represents the culmination of five years of accumulated lifestyle changes carried out by Williams and her husband.
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To “Decolonize” the Social Sciences, Cross-Cultural Research Must Be More Equitable, Researchers Say

Lawson hopes that his colleagues see their perspective piece as an ultimately positive and optimistic one. 
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Tracing the Spread of Early Humans Across East Asia

New knowledge supplied by better technology allowed Kennett and his research group to determine the timing of ancestry change and population movements. 
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Director of Black Student Research Center discusses S.T.E.M. Initiatives

Of particular importance for Tettegah is S.T.E.M. and data science engagement with underrepresented groups on campus.
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Independence the “Right Way?”

“As social creatures and as cultural creatures, ultimately one feels good when one’s way of being fits in and is valued in one’s environment and context,” Lawrie said.
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Dating To a Science: UCSB Researchers Study Patterns in Assortative Mating

While doing matrix models of mate choice, Conroy-Beam saw a correlation between specific traits, despite the traits being assorted randomly throughout individuals in the simulation. 
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