Topic: Department of Psychology

Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool

May 17, 2016
Holding Hands

Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Exercise Helps Smokers with High-Anxiety Sensitivity Quit

Feb. 24, 2016
Quit_smoking

Exercise helps smokers with a high risk for cessation failure due to emotional distress finally kick the habit, according to psychologists. 

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Ostracized Children Use Imitation To Fit In, Study Finds

Dec. 15, 2015
Ostracism

The threat of ostracism influences children to imitate group behaviors as a means of re-affiliating, according to psychologists at UT Austin.

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Men's Preference for Certain Body Types Has Evolutionary Roots

March 19, 2015

A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today's standards of beauty, attributing modern men's preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.

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This Semester I'm Working On ... Autism Research

March 9, 2015
This Semester I'm Working On ... Researching Autism and Parental Stress

This new series explores what Longhorns are passionately pursuing during their time on campus. First up, psychology major and student researcher Kassandra Martinez.

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