Charis Kubrinand Carroll Seron, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, are featured in The Orange County Register for their research on AB109. Their research contradicts assumptions made by police enforcement about AB109 causing California to be less safe.
Peter Hanink, graduate student of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in The Los Angeles Times: Daily Pilot, for his research on the use of deadly force by police departments. He gives insight towards the significance of the 5th Huntington Beach police shooting occurrence this year.
Charis Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in The Orange County Register for her insight regarding Prop. 47, and whether it is the cause of the increase in burglaries and thefts in Orange County.
The Chancellor's Club is a community of UC Irvine alumni, parents, faculty and friends who care deeply about this university and who have made a commitment to invest in its greatest needs. Established in 1972 by founding Chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr., the purpose of Chancellor’s Club gifts are to support undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and other areas of critical need as determined by the Chancellor. This year, one graduate student from the School of Social Ecology received the 2017 Chancellor's Club Fund for Excellence Fellowship.
Recently named an AAAS fellow and recipient of the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science
With the passage of Public Law 100-9 on March 12, 1987, Congress established March as Women’s History Month to honor the many contributions American women have made to our nation. In the School of Social Ecology, we have numerous female faculty members making history -- including Elizabeth Loftus.
Psychology and Social Behavior graduate program placed in top 25 among public universities in annual list
The doctorate (Ph.D.) program in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior is ranked #19 among public universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and 36th overall out of 220 universities.
A joint project of the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society, University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law, the NRE was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The registry, which relies entirely on public information, collects, analyzes and disseminates detailed data on every known exoneration since 1989. These are the cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence.
Azim Shariff, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior is quoted in South China Morning Post for his research on Artificial Intelligence. In this article, Shariff's research alludes to the issues that Artificial Intelligence faces under today's technological limits.
Stressful events are a catalyst for polarized beliefs
People who experience adversity are likely to become more extreme in their existing political beliefs, according to a recent study led by Roxane Cohen Silver, Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior.
Both the number of past stressful events and those occurring over the prior year consistently predicted more firmly held opinions, whether conservative or liberal.
“We found that adults who experience a range of adverse events over their lifetimes, such as serious illness or a community disaster, are more likely to express extreme or polarized views on a variety of topics. This appears to be the case even when those topics, such as political opinions, have little or nothing to do with the adverse events they encountered,” Cohen Silver said. “Our study suggests that traumatic experiences may lead to long-lasting changes in a person’s tendency to become more polarized in his or her political attitudes.”