Scientific findings are awaiting discovery in your backyard. The requirement? A keen sense of observation and patience.
Department of Psychology News
Mindfulness practices could be a key to reducing stress and improving relationships for couples. A UT researcher is launching a home-based mindfulness intervention aimed at helping low-income couples build healthier and stronger relationships.
February 12 marks the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on earth.
Gordon Burghardt spoke to National Geographic about the play behavior of walruses. New research shows walruses are playful creatures and like to toy with bird carcasses.
Spectral bats, also called false vampire bats for their imposing size—a wingspan of over three feet—are the largest bats in the Americas and typically roost in trees in lowland forests. Vladimir Dinets, UT research assistant professor of psychology, has discovered evidence that the species also can live in caves and is more adaptable than previously thought, thanks to personal observation and information gleaned from social media accounts of tourists.
The Washington Post quoted Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, in a story exploring the changing ethnic and racial diversity in the United States.
Healthy Pets recently featured the research of Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor of psychology, which examines the hunting behavior of crocodiles.
The New York Times interviewed Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, about hostile acts campuses have faced following the presidential election and win of Republican Donald Trump.
Todd Moore, associate professor of psychology, and collaborators have developed a scale to assess the five stages they believe characterize the ending of close relationships. Psychology Today featured the research.
The Boston Globe highlighted the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, that examines how the knowledge that other people are watching debates polarizes our view of politicians.