Society & Psychology

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.
read more

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.
read more

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.
read more

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. 
read more

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. 
read more

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.
read more

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.
read more

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. 
read more

The Scientists’ Declassified Guide to Talking About Climate Change

Through these conversations you — better than any scientist — have the opportunity to find and address misinformation, misunderstanding and fear.
read more

UCSB Professor Investigates Cognitive and Neurocognitive Effects of Being an Interpreter

Whether or not there is a cognitive advantage due to the bilingual experiences of interpreters is still in debate.
read more

Tango of the Valkyries: What Makes Music Sound Different or the Same?

“What my lab and I asked was: ‘How would listeners categorize music if we used tasks from relational category experiments?’” 
read more

Ethics in the University Setting: An Interview With Doug Thrower

What safeguards are put in place to prevent the university from engaging in unethical research practices? To find out, Serhat Suzer spoke to Dr. Doug Thrower.
read more

Science and Ethics in History, the Ivory Tower and Beyond

Public confidence in science is important. In order to preserve this confidence, we must recognize its shortcomings.
read more

UCSB Anthropologists Identify Common Misconceptions About Child Marriage Among Americans

The questionnaire was designed to ascertain the participants’ understanding of the legality of child marriage.
read more

The Balancing Act: “Using and Refusing the Law”

There is a struggle, as Hale describes, between “using” the law to advance one’s interests and “refusing” the tenets of it which invalidate one’s way of life.
read more