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How ‘Home Alone’ Helped Unlock Brain Scan Data

Using Hit Films, UMD Neuroscientists Uncovered Latent Information to Illuminate Brain Activity Over Time

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Expert in Evolution of Cultures Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Michele Gelfand Developed Well-known ‘Tightness-Looseness’ Theory

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Op/ed: The Psychology of White Supremacy

Expert in Radicalization Says Movements Prey on Desire for Respect, Significance

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Tatiana Sandoval ’19 at food drive

‘Zero Excuses’

Alum Who Attended UMD as a Dreamer Helps Other Immigrants Rebuild Their Lives

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Protesters with sign that reads, "Open schools. No restrictions! No mask! No 'social distancing'"

‘Tight’ Cultures, Fewer COVID Deaths, UMD Research Finds

Countries With ‘Looser’ Social Norms Faced Worse Outbreaks

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President Donald Trump's supporters converge on the Capitol building on Jan. 6, when rioters stormed the building as lawmakers were set to certify President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory in what was supposed to be a routine process headed to Inauguration Day.

Op/ed: What’s Driving Trump’s Foot Soldiers

UMD Psychologist Says Understanding Could Help Mitigate Far-right Extremism

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Dedicated to Making a Difference

December Commencement Student Speaker Grapples With Identity, Commits Himself to Equality of Opportunity

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The Mystery of Our Early Missing Memories

Childhood Brain Function and Memory Skills Shape Each Other, UMD Research Finds

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Project Fearless Season 1, by Berkeley Poulsen: Drawings of characters representing UMD majors

Major Characters

Student Digitally Paints Engineering, History, Psychology and More Into Fantastical Figures

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Political Knots vs. Family Ties

Did the Election Open Rifts in Your Relationships? UMD Psychologist Steers You Toward Finding Common Ground

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Singing a New Song

UMD Researchers Uncover Evidence Birds Listen to Birdsong Much Differently Than We Do

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A satirical illustraton presenting the evolutionary rise of man, concluding with man sitting at a desk in a COVID mask

10 Ways the Pandemic Could Reshape Our Evolution

UMD Psychologist, Other Scholars Outline Sweeping Observations About Human Nature Amid COVID-19

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