UCSB faculty has published two separate studies this past month.
Bella DePaulo, a social psychologist and visiting professor of
psychology at the university, published a book, Singled Out: How
Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live
Happily Ever After, in which DePaulo explores what she
says is a bias that presumes that the unmarried and unattached are
less happy and less healthy than their coupled counterparts.
Zoology professor Armand Kuris is calling a study of the
Asian mud snail and the parasitic flatworms it hosts “a home
run.” Published in the most recent issue of Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, the study is the first to focus
on an invasive species — the snail likely arrived in North American
waters along with oysters imported to seed breeding beds at the
turn of the century — and the parasites they bring with them. Kuris
and other professors who contributed to the study say it will help
add to the body of knowledge regarding global disease