Social Sciences and Education

Leslie Langbert, director of the UA Center for Compassion Studies, is teaching a new online course on mindfulness. During the school year, Langbert also leads a free guided meditation practice on Monday evenings. (Photo: Kyle Mittan/Lo Que Pasa)
Aug. 21, 2019
A new online course, The Mindful Semester, will explore the research behind mindfulness and provide students with tools to manage stress and study more effectively.
Student athletes often carry a lot of weigh on their shoulders, and it’s important that they pay attention to their mental, as well as their physical, health, says sports psychologist Alex Auerbach.
Aug. 16, 2019
Student-athletes face unique pressures, and sports psychologists can help them navigate their identities as students, athletes and emerging adults.
Aug. 14, 2019
Young women reported a mix of empowering and disempowering reasons for sending sexual images of themselves to others electronically.
Ben Anderson, a high school calculus teacher, says working for a software and web development company during the summer has given him exposure to industry skills that he can take back to his students.
Aug. 5, 2019
The goal of Teachers in Industry is to help middle and high school STEM teachers prepare their students prepare for future careers in STEM fields.
July 31, 2019
New University of Arizona research suggests the key to getting more people to use public greenspaces may be making access to them easier and safer.
July 22, 2019
How well you manage your money in college may determine when you'll ultimately achieve "adult identity," according to a new study led by the UA.
May 28, 2019
Teaching children how to appropriately give money away can help them learn financial basics like budgeting, and it may contribute to their well-being later in life, UA research suggests.
May 28, 2019
Avid cyclist David Ortiz, who teaches a UA course about the bicycle, talks about the historical significance of the bike in advance of World Bicycle Day on June 3.
After their five-minute fast pitches, students answered questions and listened to feedback from community members. (Photo: Morgan Buttafuoco/College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
May 13, 2019
Building on the success of the Tucson Poverty Project, UA students in the course “Building Healthy Communities,” pitched their ideas on how to improve the quality of life in Tucson’s Amphitheater neighborhood.