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Yasmin Anwar

 

Yasmin Anwar is a Media Relations Representative at UC Berkeley.

 
 
  

Stories by Yasmin Anwar

Articles: Human or Fake? You’ll Know in One Second

By Yasmin Anwar | December 1, 2016

We can be fooled by androids like Maeve in the TV show Westworld, but not so much in real life, a new study suggests.

 

Articles: What Does the Way Your Mind Wanders Reveal about You?

By Yasmin Anwar | November 7, 2016

According to a new study, conditions like ADHD and anxiety may be linked to normal brain functions gone awry.

 

Articles: White Racism May Hurt the Health of Both Whites and Blacks

By Yasmin Anwar | September 8, 2016

According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.

 

Articles: How You Argue Could Make You Sick

By Yasmin Anwar | June 27, 2016

According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.

 

Articles: Can You Really Learn to be Happier?

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2015

The GGSC's Science of Happiness class relaunches on Sept. 8!

 

Articles: Learning Might Buffer Brain Against Addiction

By Yasmin Anwar | August 7, 2015

A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.

 

Articles: The Sleepless See Threats Everywhere

By Yasmin Anwar | July 22, 2015

A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.

 

Articles: How the GGSC Helped Turn Pixar “Inside Out”

By Yasmin Anwar | June 19, 2015

Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner provided scientific advice to Pixar's new family film.

 

Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?

By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015

A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.

 

Articles: Calm Wife, Happy Couple

By Yasmin Anwar | November 6, 2013

A new study suggests that wives matter more when it comes to calming down marital conflicts

 

Articles: Is a Happy Marriage in Your DNA?

By Yasmin Anwar | October 11, 2013

A new study may be the first to link genetics, emotions, and marital satisfaction.

 

Articles: When the Going Gets Tough, the Affluent Get Lonely

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2012

A new study says affluent people are less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos.

 

Articles: Religious People Less Motivated by Compassion than Atheists

By Yasmin Anwar | May 2, 2012

In three experiments co-sponsored by the GGSC, scientists found that compassion drove less religious people to be more generous.

 

Articles: Affluent People More Likely to be Scofflaws

By Yasmin Anwar | February 28, 2012

Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.

 

Articles: When Gossip is Good

By Yasmin Anwar | January 17, 2012

Gossip isn’t all bad — new study finds its social and psychological benefits

 

Articles: Low-Income People Quicker to Show Compassion

By Yasmin Anwar | December 20, 2011

New research by GGSC graduate fellow Jennifer Stellar finds that upper classes are less able to recognize suffering.

 

Articles: Is that Stranger Trustworthy? You’ll Know in 20 seconds

By Yasmin Anwar | November 15, 2011

New research co-authored by the GGSC's Dacher Keltner suggests we can instinctively detect whether a stranger is inclined to kindness.

 

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