Through research, teaching and community engagement, the School of Social Ecology focuses on science based solutions to social and environmental problems. Our work is organized into three research hubs. Click below to learn more.


Smartphones could reduce social stress, UCI study says

Physiological markers of stress go down when a person has their smartphone.

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Students selected for Dickman Award for Dissertation Research

Award goes to Ph.D. students studying criminology, law and society.

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Dan Stokols awarded Social Ecology's inaugural Founders Award

The award recognizes contributors to the social ecology ethos.

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Social Ecology has over 20,000 alumni around the world. Get connected with your alma mater through our events, programs and opportunities.

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