How do we choose who to be friends with? How do we decide who is part of our in-group? These are the timely and timeless questions that Haleh Yazdi explores in her research at UC San Diego as a Ph.D. student in psychology. Presenting on this work earned her the title of 2021 Grad SLAM campus champ.
Researchers show for the first time that selecting innocent fillers for police lineups who match a basic description of the suspect but whose faces are less similar, rather than more, leads to better outcomes than traditional approaches in the field. Eyewitness performance improved by about 10%.
Rioters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021, when a joint session of Congress gathered to record the Electoral College votes in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. These faculty members study these matters closely, yet they are all still digesting the news, too. These are…
This wasn’t Noah’s flood. But it was still a catastrophic event that profoundly changed the landscape and could have given rise to legends, too. Study identifies oldest known paleo tsunami in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The pandemic has changed a lot of things. UC San Diego’s Partners at Learning is no exception. In a typical year, the university’s largest service-learning program connects about 500 undergraduates with more than 40 schools and organizations in under-resourced and underserved San Diego communities.
The open-access book “Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility”—which casts global climate change as a public-health crisis—was never meant to just sit on a shelf or in a hard drive.
Before the pandemic, there wasn’t any difference in the rates at which Democratic and Republican voters actually cast their ballots by mail or in-person. That may change now.
When kids “pass” the marshmallow test, are they simply better at self-control or is something else going on? A new UC San Diego study revisits the classic psychology experiment and reports that part of what may be at work is that children care more deeply than previously known what authority figures
One way to cut back on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest – and help in the global fight against climate change – is to grant more of Brazil’s indigenous communities full property rights to tribal lands. This policy focus is suggested by the findings of a new PNAS study.
You know those cardboard partitions that sometimes separate kids taking a test? The ones meant to prevent cheating? According to a new study by an international team of researchers, a see-through partition does the trick, too – as does a pretend barrier that doesn’t exist at all.