Exclusion translates to real-life costs and hardships for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths. Yet we know that inclusive public policies and laws provide an even playing field and create strong communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected. Isn’t that what we want for everyone? Apparently for some in Texas, the answer is “no.”Read more
A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.Read more
Teenagers who believe people can't change react more aggressively to peer conflicts than those who think people can change. And teaching them that people have the potential to change can reduce these aggressive reactions, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.Read more
University of Texas at Austin faculty experts are available to talk about a wide range of K-12 and higher education issues related to the start of school, including education policy, teaching strategies, children's mental and emotional health, and closing the achievement gap.
High school students who feel they do not fit in are less likely to attend college -- particularly girls who are gay or obese -- according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.Read more