The ancestry of man’s best friend may be more complicated than its furry coat and soulful eyes betray. Understanding the evolutionary history of the domesticated dog may ultimately help protect endangered wolves, according to a UT study.
Department of Psychology News
Jioni Lewis, assistant professor of psychology, was recently named the recipient of the nationally competitive 2015 Carolyn Payton Early Career Professional Award from Division 35 of the American Psychological Association. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Lewis as its Scholar of the Week.
Kristina Coop Gordon, a UT psychology professor who specializes in the study and treatment of relationship dysfunction, was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on whether views on infidelity are changing in relation to the recent hacking of the Ashley Madison website.
The UK Daily Mail featured Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, in a story about predatory reptiles like crocodiles and alligators that sing to each other like birds do. The publication highlighted Dinets’ research that shows crocodiles and alligators have a talent for climbing trees. He observed crocodile species climbing trees on three continents–Australia, Africa
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently featured Vladimir Dinets, assistant research professor in the Department of Psychology, in a story about the Yeti, a mythical creature described as an enormous, shaggy ape-man with huge feet and aggressive sabre-like teeth. Scientists suggest various theories about what the creature is, ranging from a bear to an ape. “There are
World-renowned neuroscientist Subimal Datta joined the faculty this spring. He comes to UT from the Boston University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of psychiatry, neurology, and behavioral neuroscience and director for the Sleep and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Laboratory.
Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a UT professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately lead to both their survival and that of their predators.
On Wednesday, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year.
Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday—and while you’ll only turn the clock ahead one hour, the disruption might be enough to throw you temporarily off kilter.
Turns out we may have more in common with crocodiles than we’d ever dream. According to research by a UT psychology professor, crocodiles think surfing waves, playing ball, and going on piggyback rides are fun, too.