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Improving Adolescents’ Social and Emotional Lives Must Go Beyond Teaching Them Skills

Tue, Jun 6, 2017

School programs designed to educate children and adolescents on how to understand and manage emotions, relationships and academic goals must go beyond improving the skills of the individuals to create a respectful climate and allow adolescents more autonomy in decision making, according to psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin.


Julie Maslowsky

Population Researcher Named William T. Grant Foundation Scholar

Wed, May 31, 2017

When Julie Maslowsky was 15, she was a counselor at a summer camp for children and adolescents with severe mental health problems. The experience was so profound she chose a career in academic research, focusing on reducing inequality by improving adolescent health.


David Yeager

UT Researcher Awarded for Transformative Work in Developmental Psychology

Fri, May 19, 2017

David Yeager will receive the American Psychological Association’s 2018 Boyd McCandless Award for his substantial early career achievements in developmental psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.


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Hormone-Influenced Social Strategies Shape Social Hierarchy, Study Shows

Mon, Apr 24, 2017

In a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize such hawkish behaviors, psychology researchers from The University of Texas at Austin say there is sound evolutionary reason for their existence.


New research from the Human Brain Stimulation and Electrophysiology lab illuminate the fabric of the human memory and spatial navigation.

Human Cognitive Map Scales According to Surroundings

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill — the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.


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New Approach Developed by Humanists and Scientists Maps Evolution of Literature

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

A classicist, biologist and computer scientist all walk into a room — what comes next isn’t the punchline but a new method to analyze relationships among ancient Latin and Greek texts, developed in part by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin.


The study showed high impostor feelings were a positive predictor of anxiety and worsened the impact of perceived discrimination on depression.

Impostor Feelings Fuel Negative Mental Health Outcomes for Minority Students, Study

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

While perceived discrimination on college campuses compromises the self-esteem, well-being and mental health of ethnic minority students, new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the impostor phenomenon may worsen these effects.