Department of Psychology News

Huffington Post, Psychology Today Highlight Burghardt Research on Animal Play

The Huffington Post and Psychology Today highlighted Gordon Burghardt‘s research on animal behavior in a story examining how and why dogs play. Burghardt, a UT Alumni Distinguished Service Professor, holds appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Hay is the Quest Scholar of the Week

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Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for “Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity.”

Dinets Research on Frog-Bat Connection in the News

Several media outlets, and science and online publications recently featured Vladimir Dinets’ research showing the importance of bats to the survival of a rare frog and other species.

Salon: We were not wired for scary things

Salon featured the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, in a story that examines the spooky science of thrills and Halloween fear.

Experts Offer Tips for Taking Advantage of Daylight Saving Time

With daylight saving time set for Sunday morning, UT experts are encouraging people to take advantage of the extra hour. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Winding back clocks by one hour results in an extra hour of the day.