Coping with crises requires resilience: a method of getting through challenges, whether that's unloading with a friend, exercising, meditating or something else. The challenge for many people is that once midlife hits, the crises change. That's because midlife is so different than the times before and the times after, according to Jutta Heckhausen, a professor of psychology and social behavior.
James Vigil, professor emeritus of criminology, law and society, signed the first-ever UCI Founders’ Pledge in June 2017 for Aztlán, a mixed reality game he is creating with business partner Sergio C. Muñoz.
Happy, optimistic, positive people live longer and healthier lives. And they even have better reactions to severe health challenges such as asthma, HIV and cancer.
"Happier people experience stress differently, they perceive their stress as less severe and don’t react to it as strongly. In fact, smiling while stressed can actually reduce heart rate and blood pressure," Sarah Pressman, assistant professor of psychology and social behavior, told Mashable.
Gift will help lab expand real-life application of non-invasive salivary testing.
A $150,000 gift from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation will enable a new direction for the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research: to translate basic scientific research into clinically useful information and methods.
The gift will fund a project to explore the feasibility of using saliva – rather than blood – to monitor lithium levels in patients taking lithium medications.
Most relocating businesses stay local, report shows
Large business relocations may draw splashy headlines and bring jobs and revenue to a city, but a new data analysis shows that such moves are much rarer – and less beneficial – than thought.
Findings detailed in the latest quarterly report from UCI’s Metropolitan Futures Initiative reveal that only a third of company relocations in Southern California cross city borders, just 6 percent cross county borders, and nearly a quarter are to sites less than half a mile away.
Candice Odgers, a research professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, is joining the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior as a professor.
Odgers studies how social inequalities and early adversity influence children's future health and well-being. Her current research examines how new technologies, such as mobile phones and web-based tools, can be used to understand and improve young people's lives.
The School of Social Ecology has hired Nancy Rodriguez as a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. In 2014, Rodriguez was appointed by Barack Obama as the director of the National Institute of Justice, which is the scientific research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Vials upon vials of frozen saliva -- from babies exposed to secondhand smoke, from military nurses in training, from captive cheetahs in the zoo -- are stored in the freezers at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research. The vials, and the lab, form the heart of the fast growing field of salivary research.
Scientists at the School of Social Ecology, across the University of California system and around the world are partnering with the lab to test saliva for markers that reveal stress levels, reproductive hormones, environmental chemicals and many other things.