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August 30, 2023
“Mentally, if you’re doing an activity that just absorbs your attention ... it’s getting you out of your headspace,” said Matthew Zawadzki, an associate professor of health psychology at UC Merced who has studied the effects of hobbies. “You’re not ruminating and...
August 30, 2023
A team of UC Merced researchers, led by public health Professor Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young, that has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $3 million grant will fund Young's ambitious, five-year research project to understand how immigration policy...
August 7, 2023
“Music on our minds”, a news piece in the journal Currant Biology, featured a special issue of Developmental Science on music and development co-edited by Professor Heather Bortfeld of Psychological Sciences.
August 1, 2023
A February study on California farmworker health and safety by the UC Merced Community and Labor Center found that only a third of farm laborers could recognize the symptoms of a heat-related illness. Read more here.
July 25, 2023
In the early days of building UC Merced, founding faculty member Teenie Matlock took on lots of tasks that were well outside her job description. Over the years, she expanded her service to the campus and UC in many ways, from designing and developing courses and majors to co-authoring foundational...
June 23, 2023
“You might be admitted with diabetes but at the same time you’re also malnourished, and so the malnourishment adds to your problems,” said Professor Paul Brown. Read more here.
June 23, 2023
Women and BIPOC players in the reality TV show Survivor may be less likely to win due to sexual and racial biases that arise when it comes to voting according to research analyzed by Professor Jennifer Howell and colleagues. Read more here.
June 7, 2023
Professor of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Mai-Linh K. Hong has been awarded a 2023 ACLS Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Read more here.
April 27, 2023
Professor Paul Smaldino and colleagues collected data that showed daily use of hate speech by those who previously posted hateful tweets nearly doubled after Musk finalized the sale. And the overall volume of hate speech also doubled sitewide. Read more here.
April 20, 2023
In this TIME article, health psychology Professor Matthew Zawadzki, who has researched the connection between leisure and well-being, suggests asking yourself how you want an activity to make you feel. Read more here.