Why are middle-aged white Americans dying at increasing rates? Nobel Prize–winning economist Angus Deaton has uncovered startling data that show mortality numbers are climbing for this group. How can we buck the trend?
USC Dornsife psychologist John Monterosso describes the common pitfalls in keeping New Year’s resolutions — and makes a case for why you might want to rethink the well-intentioned ones that sap pleasure from your life.
USC Dornsife scholars give insight into the influence of online political activism on society and on participants’ individual psyches.
Under the auspices of USC Dornsife 2020, 10 doctoral students presented summer research projects in social neuroscience at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.
In a stratospheric leap for neuroscience, researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) are limited only by their imaginations.
USC Dornsife 2020's newest research clusters probe immigration issues, visual studies and changes in neural systems as one ages.
Neuroeconomics looks inside the brain with scanning tools to investigate patterns of motivation and decision-making. Some businesses are profiting. Individuals can, too.
When we go to the fair and pick a cob of corn over the deep-fried butter, are we exerting self-control — or getting what we always get?