Topic: Department of Psychology

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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Short Words Predict Academic Success

Jan. 7, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas The smallest, most forgettable words in admissions essays can tell us in advance how students will perform in college, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reveals.

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Depression Lowers When Teens Learn They Can Change, Study Shows

Sept. 23, 2014

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.

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