Topic: College of Liberal Arts

Policies Help Women Balance Work-Family Life, Study Shows

Aug. 24, 2015
Swede Mother on Maternity Leave

Various Western nations’ work-family policies leave many working mothers feeling unsupported as both caretakers and workers, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries by UT Austin.

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Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences

Aug. 6, 2015
couple holding hands

Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at UT Austin.

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Hormones Influence Unethical Behavior

July 28, 2015
Cheating

Hormones play a two-part role in encouraging and reinforcing cheating and other unethical behavior, according to research from Harvard University and UT Austin.

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Children are Flexible Social Learners, Study Finds

July 27, 2015
Children Pledging Allegiance

Psychologists at UT Austin found that children flexibly choose when to imitate and when to innovate the behavior of others, demonstrating that children are precocious social learners.

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Obama Will Name UT’s Sandra Black to Council of Economics

July 24, 2015
Sandy Black

President Barack Obama intends to nominate UT Austin economics Professor Sandra E. Black to join the three-member White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).

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