Department of Psychology News

Hay is the Quest Scholar of the Week


Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for “Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity.”

Dinets Research on Frog-Bat Connection in the News

Several media outlets, and science and online publications recently featured Vladimir Dinets’ research showing the importance of bats to the survival of a rare frog and other species.

Salon: We were not wired for scary things

Salon featured the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, in a story that examines the spooky science of thrills and Halloween fear.

Experts Offer Tips for Taking Advantage of Daylight Saving Time

With daylight saving time set for Sunday morning, UT experts are encouraging people to take advantage of the extra hour. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Winding back clocks by one hour results in an extra hour of the day.

Dinets’ Eurasian Birds Study in the News

Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, recently published a study showing that Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, which could end up having a negative effect on native species. Several publications featured the work.

Hay’s Infant Language Development Study in the News

Jessica Hay, an assistant professor of psychology and director of UT’s Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, has received a five-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how infants acquire language. The Associated Press and several media outlets featured the news including WATE-TV, the San Francisco Chronicle, Columbus, Indiana-based The Republic, WDEF in Chattanooga, and Nashville-based WSMV-TV.