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The Economist, Jan. 23, 2016
The collaboration curse
A growing body of academic evidence demonstrates just how serious the problem is. Gloria Mark of the University of California, Irvine, discovered that interruptions, even short ones, increase the total time required to complete a task by a significant amount. …  Helping people to collaborate is a wonderful thing. Giving them the time to think is even better.

Marketplace, Jan. 21, 2016
How wealth influences social behavior
Paul Piff
, a social psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, has conducted dozens of studies about how economic class influences behavior and personality. Now, he’s piloting a new study looking at how college students respond to inequality.

The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 21, 2016
Swede’s crime confession on China TV rattles foreign groups
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, an expert in modern Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine, said …. “There are many cases where things that seemed relatively unproblematic to do a few years ago or even 12 months ago have gotten people into trouble,” he said. “The system has always been far from purely rational and predictable, but now it is even more so.”

BuzzFeed, Jan. 20, 2016
Experts caution against linking higher crime rates to so-called “Ferguson Effect”
Crime experts say there is no actual evidence that the Ferguson Effect is actually impacting law enforcement, or has had an impact on crime rates. “The knee-jerk reaction is to link the two together,” Charis E. Kubrin, a professor at the University of California, Irvine’s Department of Criminology, told BuzzFeed News. “It’s a persuasive argument. It sounds good, but I haven’t seen any evidence of this.”

The Washington Post, Jan. 21, 2016
The massive gap between whites and Latinos in how they perceive Donald Trump
Michael Tesler, assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine [writes]: Now, thanks to a collection of survey data from YouGov, we can show how whites’ and Latinos’ opinions of Trump have changed since he announced his presidential candidacy on June 16. The assessments data includes 19 surveys that were conducted every week or every other week between June 13 and Jan. 19.

Associated Press, Jan. 20, 2016
Immigration          
“The decisions the court makes in this potentially blockbuster term could affect who becomes president in the 2016 elections, and who becomes president in the 2016 elections could affect the Supreme Court for a generation,” said Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine.

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