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Science Mag Interviews Grzanka about Toddler Play and Sexual Orientation Study

Science Magazine recently spoke with Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, regarding a story about a controversial study that suggests that the objects and people children play with as early as toddlerhood may provide clues to their eventual sexual orientation. Grzanka disputed the study’s methods and significance noting that parents’ own beliefs and biases about gender almost certainly influence how they described their children’s gendered play, which could skew their reporting.

SEC Awards UT Faculty Travel Funds

Nine UT professors have received funding for travel to other Southeastern Conference universities for this academic year. Now in its fifth year, the grant program provides support for selected faculty to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC institutions. More than 100 faculty members from all 14 SEC universities will receive funds this academic year.  The

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Huffington Post, Other Outlets Highlight LGBT Study

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.