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Department Highlights

Our brain activity could be nudged to make healthier choices

Netflix binge-watching versus a hike in the woods. A cheeseburger versus kale salad. Fentanyl versus Tylenol. New UC Berkeley research suggests our brain activity could be influenced to make the healthier choice.

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Couples study ties anger to heart problems, stonewalling to back pain

If you rage with frustration during a marital spat, watch your blood pressure. If you keep a stiff upper lip, watch your back.  New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University, based on how couples behave during conflicts, suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems...

Fox squirrels’ tell-tail signs of frustration

Fox squirrels flick their tails when they can’t get a cherished nut in much the same way that humans kick a vending machine that fails to deliver the anticipated soda or candy bar, according to new UC Berkeley research.

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Faculty Blogs and Columns

Tania Lombrozo
NPR blog
Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

Kristel is currently in private practice as a Somatic Psychotherapist in San Francisco.  After graduating from Cal she pursued studies in Yoga, Insight Meditation and Bodywork through a year long...

I received my PhD as a Social Psychologist  in 1964. I took two years iof clinical training, one year at Yale New Haven and one year at Mt Zion in San Fancisco  and then became a liciensed...

I received my undegraduate psych degree in 1976, after taking classes for two yearts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

At the time, I was trying to sort out how I might combine my...

Events

Oct
6
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Roberta M. Golinkoff