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March 05, 2013
"The future looks bright for the field of psychological science. The Observer presents the 2013 class of movers and shakers, young luminaries who are propelling science into new directions. This marks the first of a multi-part series, so you can look forward to reading about more stars throughout the spring."
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February 12, 2013
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society. Laboratory studies at UCSB have revealed that the diminished brain function and learning impairment that result from cocaine addiction can be treated –– and that learning can be restored.
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November 28, 2012

Leda Cosmides and John Tooby

Climbing Down Inside the Human Operating System:
Exploring the Evolved Programs that Run our Species
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 / Free
4:30 PM Reception
5:30 PM Lecture
Corwin Pavilion
UC Santa Barbara

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November 26, 2012

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, to get a real idea of what a person is up to, according to UC Santa Barbara researchers Miguel Eckstein and Matt Peterson, the best place to check is right below the eyes. Their findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

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November 16, 2012

Dr. Brenda Major, Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, has been named the winner of the 2013 Kurt Lewin Award given by SPSSI, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Named for the late Kurt Lewin, a pioneer in the science of group dynamics and a founder of the Society, the award is presented annually for "outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action."

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November 01, 2012

UC Santa Barbara has reported an important discovery in the interdisciplinary study of split-brain research. The findings uncover dynamic changes in brain coordination patterns between left and right hemispheres.

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June 26, 2012

Social psychologists from around the country and across the globe converged on UCSB June 26th 2012 to celebrate Dr. David Hamilton’s transition to research professor (no one called it retirement). Organized by two of Hamilton’s former students, Jeff Sherman (UC Davis) and Steve Stroessner (Barnard College, Columbia University), the two-day event featured a day of scholarly talks focused on Hamilton’s work, a celebration dinner attended by family, friends, and colleagues, and an excursion to the wine country of the Santa Ynez valley for locals and visitors.

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