Harrison Gough passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Prof. Gough was a long-time member of our Department. He joined the Department in 1949, straight from his PhD program at Minnesota and remained at Berkeley for his entire career. He served as Chair of the Department from 1967 - 1972 and was... Read more »
Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches. Scientists at Duke University, UC Berkeley,... Read more »
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage – and then what? That was the question bugging UC Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson in the 1980s when the U.S. divorce rate peaked at around 50 percent. So in 1989, he and fellow psychologists — John Gottman at the... Read more »
Aiming for happiness can stress you out. White and Asian students feel at a disadvantage in college admissions. And striking powerful poses before a job interview (hands on hips, feet spread, chin up) can make you come across as more hirable. These are among the UC Berkeley findings that... Read more »