social sciences

Assistant sociology professor named National Academy of Sciences 2018 Kavli Fellow

Jennifer B. Kane, UCI assistant professor of sociology, has been named a 2018 Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of her exceptional research as an early career scientist. She specializes in applying quantitative methods in the analysis of social inequality, population health, family, fertility and the inter-generational transmission of health and […]

UCI-led study links racial discrimination to greater risk for cardiovascular disease

Incident increases associated with elevated blood pressure in black, Latino adults

Bill Maurer to emcee panel at meeting of national behavioral sciences board

Bill Maurer, dean of the School of Social Sciences, will moderate a panel discussion featuring research sponsors from federal agencies and other government organizations at the 20th anniversary meeting of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Behavioral, Cognitive & Sensory Sciences. “It’s really quite exciting to participate in a forum that showcases the very […]

… got the T-shirt

UCI’s Glenda Flores wants her first-generation students to know that she’s been there and done that

UCI study links cellphone proliferation, more frequent calls to mom by adult children

Countries with higher rates of mobile phone subscriptions show increased contact

UCI receives $1 million gift from estate of former faculty member Christian Werner

Donation will support graduate student research, scholarship in social sciences

With NSF funding, UCI economist conducts lab experiments on outcomes of monetary policies

John Duffy, professor of economics and co-director of the Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory, has received a $79,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of different monetary policies on economic activity and inflation. The study relies on a model of economic interactions that he’ll run over the computer network in the ESSL, using UCI […]

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Santa vs. superheroes

UCI physics professor compares St. Nick’s powers to those of traditional caped crusaders

UCI sociologist receives NIH funding to create database exploring mother/baby health factors

The origins of chronic disease, preconception risk factors for newborn health and generational links to health disparities are a few of the public health issues that UCI assistant professor of sociology Jennifer Kane hopes to tackle using information gleaned from a new database in progress. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the $430,000 project will allow […]

Delayed gratification is good for your health, study finds

Recent research suggests that the ability to delay immediate gratification is associated with less frequent consumption of fast food. Away-from-home eating – fast food in particular – is a known contributor to America’s obesity epidemic. “Study results show that insights from behavioral economics – in particular, our ability to delay gratification – may explain why some individuals find it […]