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UC Berkeley psychologists tackle spats over disliked Facebook posts

UC Berkeley psychologists tackle spats over disliked Facebook posts January 21, 2014:

From Mumbai to Menlo Park, Facebook is swamped with complaints about “inappropriate” posts, each of which must be manually reviewed by an employee. Yet rather than take down the offending content, the social network has tapped the emotional intelligence of UC Berkeley psychologists, among other top minds, to resolve disputes over posts that don’t clearly violate the company’s community standards.

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83 January 7, 2014:

From studying inequality in India and debunking a hoax about indigenous people to calling for “human interest anthropology,” Gerald Berreman left his mark. He died in December at the age of 83.

Robert Levenson: Marriage detective

Robert Levenson: Marriage detective December 3, 2013:

For more than two decades, UC Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson has been tracking the marriages of more than 150 middle-aged and older couples, looking into everything from marital conflict to whether there’s a happy marriage gene. Levenson discusses his findings with Larissa Branin of UCOP’s “Science Today” radio show.