UCI News

Quartz, Oct. 29, 2018
Psychologists have developed a new 10-minute “intelligence” test
Move over IQ, there’s a new intelligence test on the scene. Psychologists have developed a free 10-minute test that they claim is an excellent assessment of “fluid intelligence.” The test, developed by psychologists at UC Riverside and UC Irvine, is called University of California Matrix Reasoning Task (or UCMRT) and measures abstract problem-solving ability.

Mashable, Oct. 29, 2018
Earth’s carbon dioxide levels are likely the highest they’ve been in 15 million years
“It’s a good scientific documentation, but it’s an indirect measure,” Michael Prather, a professor of earth system science at the University of California Irvine, said in an interview. “And there’s several lines of evidence,” Prather, a lead author on UN climate reports, added, citing the carbon dioxide evidence in fossilized marine life. “It’s not just one person’s crazy number.”

Insider, Oct. 30, 2018
Silicon Valley parents are so panicked about kids’ screen time that they’re having nannies sign ‘no-phone contracts’ and posting photos of rule-breakers online
“There are a lot of good things that are happening with social media use today and there’s been a really negative narrative about it,” Candice L. Odgers, a professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California Irvine, told Brodwin.

Education Dive, Oct. 30, 2018
Report: Pre-K ed apps often not grounded in developmental research
While more than half of Apple and Android apps are geared toward children under the age of 5, they aren’t developmentally appropriate or geared toward the way preschoolers need to learn, according to a recent report released by researchers at the University of California, Irvine’s School of Education.

WRAL.com, Oct. 29, 2018
Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain
“It was exciting to see those effects occurring so quickly and after such light exercise,” said Michael Yassa, director of the UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and senior co-author of the new study with Hideaki Soya of the University of Tsukuba.

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