The New York Times recently published an article exploring why people love animal videos and referenced the work of Gordon Burghardt.
Department of Psychology News
Numerous national and international outlets feature Vladimir Dinets’ recent study on a hyena-wolf partnership in Israel.
Race, class, gender, and sexuality sometimes overlap in ways that create intentional and unintentional systems of discrimination or disadvantage.
It is often true in life that adversity makes humans more likely to lean on one another. That theme of interdependence in hard times apparently holds true in the animal kingdom, according to a new study co-authored by a UT researcher.
The Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Gordon Burghardt for a story exploring beluga whales’ whimsical and quirky behavior of blowing bubbles.
Leonard Handler, a longtime professor in the Department of Psychology, passed away February 6. He was 79. Handler came to UT in 1964. He supervised graduate students in the clinical doctoral program.
Patrick Grzanka and Joe Miles’s study on sexual orientation belief continues to garner national and international attention. The Huffington Post and other media outlets have highlighted the research, which suggests that “born this way” beliefs may not be the key to reducing homophobia.
The whooping crane, with its snowy white plumage and trumpeting call, is one of the most beloved American birds, and one of the most endangered. As captive-raised cranes are re-introduced in Louisiana, they are gaining a new descriptor: natural killer. A new study from a UT researcher suggests Louisiana cranes are faring well thanks in part to their penchant for hunting reptiles and amphibians.
February 12 marks the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on Earth. Students will honor his birthday with Darwin Day, a paleontology-themed celebration beginning Tuesday, February 9.
Warren Hurst Jones, former head of the Department of Psychology, passed away on January 4, at his home in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was 71.