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optical illusion
The case against reality
In his new book, UCI vision scientist Donald Hoffman says evolution has trained humans to construct reality, rather than see the world as it truly is
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ballout interview
Bridging a gap
UCI alumna Dana Ballout '08 brings stories from the Middle East to mainstream U.S. media - including one she got to tell for NPR's "This American Life"
child napping
International airline alliances benefit connecting passengers, UCI-led study finds
In contrast, those flying nonstop on an allied carrier may face higher fares
Teaching the teachers
UCI and Wells Fargo team up to teach 21st century financial literacy skills to non-profits that serve the underserved
Babies prefer those who defer in conflicts, toddlers pick winners
Studies find children develop characteristically human preferences between ages 16 and 21 months
Returns of war
New book by Long T. Bui, UCI assistant professor of global and international studies, tells the living stories, history of South Vietnamese refugees
Economic perspective on a changing world
Graduate student Neil Bennett earns recognition, funding for service and research
Understanding exchange traded funds
UCI economist earns grant to run experiments exploring the value of a commonly used investment instrument for asset pricing and trading volume
I went on a Voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti

Anthropology grad student Guilberly Louissaint explains in The Conversation.
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in the media
Social sciences faculty and graduate students are consistently sought by media for their expertise in areas ranging from digital play to gender pay. In July alone, 21 soc sci faculty and grad students were cited, featured or authors of pieces appearing in 46 news outlets. Check out some of our top hits below, or visit us online for the full run down.

Emily Sumner, cog sci grad student, in Science Alert:

Scientists might have found the ideal way to get your toddler to do what you want

"Adults are able to distinguish between choices and are oftentimes more likely to select the first one. This is called primacy bias," says cognitive science researcher Emily Sumner from the University of California Irvine. "This area hasn't been studied in children before, so this is fascinating to pinpoint."

It could also be extremely useful. Especially if an adult wants to positively influence a child's choices, or otherwise get a more truthful answer out of them.
O'Connor on  vaccine debate
Tesler on politics and race
Washington Post
Neumark on minimum wage bill
Brewer on vision and dementia
Monroe on why some bystanders help
Discover Magazine
Meyer on Hong Kong protests
Christian Science Monitor
Why the Hong Kong Protests Don't Guarantee a Tsai Victory in Taiwan

Lev Nachman, UCI political science graduate student, explains in The Diplomat.
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