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cake or broccoli
If asked the right way, toddlers will choose broccoli over cake, UCI-led study finds
Young children tend to respond to questions of choice with option presented last
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Building a better bot
An interdisciplinary UCI team is helping homebound children, limited mobility adults navigate everyday experiences through assistive robotic technology
child napping
Children who nap midday are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems
A UCI-Penn study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in China revealed strong connections between 30 to 60 minutes of shuteye at least three days a week and positive outcomes in a handful of areas
Big idea, big potential
UCI freshman and Dalai Lama scholar Karishma Muthukumar could soon help guide the National Science Foundation's research agenda
child napping
Dave Leinen, Assistant Dean
Recognizing 35 years of UCI service
Money at the Margins
New book by UCI IMTFI researchers shines light on the human impact of mobile money, financial technology
Hironaka receives DECADE Mentor Excellence Award
Honor recognizes sociologist for mentoring graduate students and junior faculty, fostering diversity
Honors for Identity Crisis
Poli sci prof Michael Tesler receives APSA book award for gripping read on the 2016 election
#IamUCI Laris Rodriguez Cintron
Ph.D. psychology, with a concentration in cognitive neuroscience
#IamUCI Raj Parekh
B.S. data science, mathematics; B.A. quantitative economics
#IamUCI Alison Lu
B.A. business administration | B.A. psychology

UCI soc sci awarded 2,686 of the campus's 10,323 undergraduate degrees this year. That means more than one-quarter of all UCI #Classof2019 graduates came from social sciences! Check out pics from the awesome celebrations:
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in the media
Social sciences faculty are consistently sought by media for their expertise in areas ranging from digital play to gender pay. Check out some of our top hits below, or visit us online for the full run down.

Cailin O'Connor in Psychology Today:

"I don't think there should be a strict divide between philosophy and science...there are all sorts of ways that philosophy can benefit the sciences, and science can benefit philosophy."
Freedman on HOAs
Uriu on trade
NBC News
Neumark on age bias in hiring
New York Times
Richardson on the Federal Reserve
Washington Post
Zot, zot, zot!

Welcome to the UCI soc sci alumni family, '19 Anteaters! With the graduation of the #Classof2019, UCI soc sci alumni now number 53,649 Anteaters strong! Check out pics from the awesome celebrations:
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We are not your standard school. Like Peter, our beloved Anteater mascot, we're quirky and different. We're on a mission to create positive change in society, economies and human well-being by breaking down traditional barriers and pushing the limits in teaching, research and service. Doing so requires a different attitude, aim and set of actions.
Learn more about ours...