Interested in birding or wildlife photography? Enjoy playing Pokémon Go and catching imaginary creatures? If so, you may simply be expressing your inner hunter. So says a new study from Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor of psychology at UT. Dinets used himself as a case study to demonstrate that at least some humans do have a hunting instinct—or, more precisely, an innate interest in finding and catching prey.
Department of Psychology News
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now recently interviewed UT’s Garriy Shteynberg and Bill Fox about how a win or loss affects sports fans and how the outcome of games affect the economy.
An article by Scientific American featured research by Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, on invasive bird species. Long dismissed as accidental tourists, birds that turn up outside their normal ranges may instead be pioneers.
Jioni Lewis, assistant professor of psychology, has received two national awards for helping to advance the understanding of race and ethnicity.
Smithsonian Magazine recently interviewed Vladimir Dinets, assistant research professor of psychology and an animal behaviorist, for a story about new threats to crocodiles, animals that have long been considered indestructible.
The British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) recently interviewed Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, for a story examining the fluid, shifting nature of desire and sexuality.
The Washington Post featured Dawn Szymanski, associate professor of psychology, in this column about the impact of internalized homophobia in relation to the recent shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to having successful relationships lies within. That’s the somewhat startling finding of a study conducted by graduate student Jerika Norona and Professor Deborah Welsh, both of the psychology department, which Welsh heads.
A UT study on relationships has some unexpected results.
WATE-TV Channel 6 recently interviewed Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, about the compounded discrimination faced by people of color who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.