Department of Psychology News

In Memoriam: Leonard Handler

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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.

Huffington Post, Other Outlets Highlight LGBT Study

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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.

Study: Whooping Cranes’ Predatory Behavior Key for Adaptation, Survival

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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.