This weekend, we turn our clocks forward an hour. It’s a shift of only sixty minutes, but it’s enough to disrupt the body’s internal clock. The “spring forward” time change is often more difficult than the “fall back” change because it means an hour less sleep. Theresa Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says even an hour change in your routine can leave you feeling temporarily sleep deprived. And if you’re already sleep-deprived, the one hour could compound the problem.
Department of Psychology News
Ahead of Daylight Saving Time on March 9, WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth interviewed College of Arts and Sciences Dean Theresa Lee
The Christian Science Monitor, along with several other national and international news outlets, have covered a UT study that has
Through teaching, research, and service, our faculty are making an impact on student lives, on our community, and on the world. From music to biology to Spanish, these four faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences are helping their students become lifelong learners.
Gregory Stuart, a psychology professor, was interviewed by WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit about his research which shows that use of alcohol,
Alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between partners, according to studies done at UT. Research among college students found that men under the influence of alcohol are more likely to perpetrate physical, psychological, or sexual aggression against their partners than men under the influence of marijuana. Women, on the other hand, were more likely to be physically and psychologically aggressive under the influence of alcohol but were also more likely to be psychologically aggressive under the influence of marijuana.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
Michael Olson, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed on WBIR-TV about his recent research which finds that spouses’ automatic attitudes,
Turns out the crocodile can be a shrewd hunter himself. A UT researcher has found that some crocodiles use lures to hunt their prey. Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, is the first to observe two crocodilian species—muggers and American alligators—using twigs and sticks to lure birds, particularly during nest-building time. Dinets’s research is the first report of tool use by any reptiles.
The research of Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has been featured in multiple media