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Dan Conroy-Beam
January 08, 2018

Dan Conroy-Beam and Zoe Liberman have been named 2017 Association for Psychological Science Rising Stars. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD.

Professor Mackie
November 28, 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of numerous prestigious journals, including Science — has named PBS professors Diane Mackie and Brenda Major among its new fellows for 2017.

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Prof. Heejung Kim
August 30, 2017

Professors Heejung Kim and David Sherman have been appointed Co-Editors of Personality and Social Psychology Review, the field's most prestigious and high-impact-factor journal.

October 24, 2016

A new study by UCSB social psychologist Brenda Major suggests the reason many white Americans support Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what’s typically considered a national strength: diversity.

But as it turns out, according to UC Santa Barbara psychologist Brenda Major, not all Americans value the country’s multicultural ethos.

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October 13, 2016

Study by PBS researchers Eom, Kim, & Sherman find culture a significant factor in motivating eco-friendly behaviors.

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May 20, 2016

When the Ebola virus was ravaging western Africa in 2015, a curious thing happened: Americans whose chances of being infected were effectively zero became terrified of the disease. What’s more, some of these people began to advocate xenophobic policies that medical experts said would only make the situation worse.

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March 09, 2016

So you had a terrible day at work. Or the bills are piling up and cash is in short supply. Impending visit from the in-laws, perhaps?

When stress sets in, many of us turn to a partner to help us manage by being a sounding board or shoulder to cry on. Your odds of actually feeling better are much improved if they’re both those things.

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