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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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February 19, 2016

In a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), found that calculating someone’s BMI — body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight — may be ineffective, since millions of “perfectly healthy” Americans are being mislabeled as either overweight or obese.

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January 25, 2016

Kyle Ratner’s innovative social psychology research has earned him Rising Star status from the Association for Psychological Science - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016347/rise

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