College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

A screenshot from Eric Plemons' lecture on propaganda, offered on the Panopto online video platform.
April 1, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact so many aspects of people's lives, University of Arizona faculty members from a range of disciplines are finding ways to use the global health crisis as a teachable moment in their courses.
March 31, 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, staying home has become a question of morality. UArizona medical ethicist Laura Howard explains what our behavior during the pandemic says about the complexity of human nature.
March 26, 2020
UArizona psychology professor Matthias Mehl thinks it's a mistake to call it social distancing rather than physical distancing, since social interaction – though not in person – is essential at a time like this, for introverts and extroverts alike.
Boone, adopted from the Pima County Animal Care Center, is keeping his owner company as she works from home indefinitely. (Photo: Chloe Owen)
March 19, 2020
Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center, says dogs can help offset the negative mental and physical effects of social isolation.
The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance responds to an average of 65 disasters in more than 50 countries every year to ensure aid reaches people affected by rapid-onset disasters, such as floods, earthquakes and more.
March 18, 2020
The grant from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance will support multidisciplinary research, classroom and field experiences, workshops and conferences. Three UArizona staff members will serve as technical experts in Washington, D.C.
Former UArizona graduate students Sharlot Hart (left) and Mario Battaglia record the physical attributes of a trail used by the Tohono O'odham in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The work was part of a project to find and document the ancient trails so the National Park Service can preserve and protect them. (Photo courtesy of T.J. Ferguson)
March 3, 2020
Anthropology professor T.J. Ferguson explains how his research team found and documented trails used for thousands of years by the Tohono O'odham.
Catherine Brooks
Feb. 26, 2020
The university has joined a network of institutions committed to teaching students how technology can be used in the public's best interest.
Feb. 19, 2020
Adolescent girls who invest a lot of time in editing and selecting the perfect selfie may feel more body shame and appearance anxiety, researchers found.
Feb. 4, 2020
New research challenges claims about the personal benefits of gun ownership, finding that gun owners and non-gun owners report the same levels of happiness and sleep disturbance.