Topic: Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Stronger Sexual Impulses, Not Weaker Self-Control, May Explain Why Men Cheat More Than Women, Study Reveals

Sept. 18, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas A recently published study strongly suggests men succumb to sexual temptations more than women for example, cheating on a partner because they experience strong sexual impulses, not because they have weak self-control.

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Review of Research Calls into Question Sex Differences in Face-to-Face Mate Preferences

June 18, 2013

Women say they place a priority on a potential partner's earning prospects, and men claim to value a potential partner's physical attractiveness; these sex differences have been widely studied by psychologists for decades.

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Middle-Aged Mothers and Fathers Only As Happy As Their Least Happy Grown Child, Research Shows

Aug. 23, 2011

Despite the fact that middle-aged parents are no longer responsible for their grown children, the parents' emotional well-being and life satisfaction remain linked to those children's successes and problems -- particularly their least-happy offspring, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows.

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Six Faculty Members Chosen to Receive Prestigious President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Oct. 20, 2009

Six faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for 2009-2010 for demonstrating a consistent level of excellence in teaching.

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Elizabeth Gershoff weighs in on the negative effects of spanking

Sept. 21, 2009
Elizabeth Gershoff weighs in on the negative effects of spanking

Children who are spanked as 1-year-olds are more likely to behave aggressively and perform worse on cognitive tests as toddlers than children who are spared the punishment, new research our of Duke University shows. Elizabeth Gershoff, associate professor in human development and family sciences, said the study adds to a growing body [...]

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