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June 28, 2019
UC Merced continues to build on its reputation as a world-class research university, debuting at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released today. The list ranks the best 351 universities in the world that are 50 years old and younger. UC...
June 12, 2019
Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study published this week. Psychiatric epidemiology Professor Sidra Goldman-Mellor , a public health researcher with the School of Social Sciences,...
May 15, 2019
Graduating senior Araceli Perez was looking for a new environment when she moved from Hacienda Heights to attend UC Merced in 2015. The shift from the high-intensity region of Los Angeles to the more relaxed atmosphere of Merced was more than a change of pace. In her four years at UC Merced, she...
May 14, 2019
When Anna Ocegueda walks across the stage at UC Merced’s 2019 commencement, it will be not only a powerful moment for her, but for her family, too — and for the thousands of people who identify with her story. Ocegueda is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico and as one of five children...
March 15, 2019
Graduate students Katie Alegria, Sara Flezar, Jacky Hua, Hope Reuschel, and Maria Ramirez Loyola received accolades at the recent meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Their paper titled "How Socioeconomic Status and Acculturation relate to Dietary Behaviors Within Latino...
March 15, 2019
In a paper recently published in the journal Obesity, health psychology graduate student Kay Kim and Professor Jan Wallander found that parents' monitoring and general awareness of their adolscents' activities has effects on adolescents' weight and weight-related activities. These...
March 11, 2019
The majority of people who die by suicide do so with firearms, and there were more firearm suicides in America in 2017 than there were homicides committed by any method. Combined. Those shocking numbers from the FBI and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are the impetus for two UC Merced...
March 5, 2019
Certain aspects of children's social cognition ripple throughout their lives, including whether small children can understand that other people’s minds are different than their own. That understanding plays a critical role in relationships, cooperation with other people and even in academic...
November 27, 2018
Research by developmental psychology professor Alexandra Main was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. The article, which focused on parent-teen interactions, discussed Professor Main's recent work on the conditions under which adolescents are likely to disclose to the parents.
October 30, 2018
Psychology Professor Eric Walle ’s Interpersonal Development Lab will recruit local infants and mothers as an important and unique part of a large-scale study focusing on the development of young children. Led by scientists at New York University and Pennsylvania State University, the...

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