Department of Psychology News

Thanks + Giving: UT Researcher Says Gratitude May be a Key to Happiness

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‘Tis the season to be grateful. And being grateful for what you have may be the key to happiness, according to research by a UT professor. Jeff Larsen, associate professor of psychology, investigated whether the maxim “it’s more important to want what you have than to have what you want” is true.

Fish Want to Play Too

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Discover magazine featured the research of Psychology Professor Gordon Burghardt and his colleagues Vladimir Dinets, a psychology research assistant professor,

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UT Study Finds Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters

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Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication, and use of tools for hunting.

Which Deaths Matter?

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The Atlantic featured a story that examines why and how the media covers deaths. “When it comes to the humans

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