Topic: Psychology

Standards for Treating Eating Disorders Need Change

Feb. 29, 2016
Skinny Girl

The Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity Act is a good step, but unfortunately the law leaves it up to each state and insurer to oversee coverage. And Texas lags behind.
 

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To Succeed With New Year’s Resolutions, Start Early

Dec. 22, 2015
New Year's

Don’t make a fervent wish on Dec. 31. Instead, people need to give themselves some preparation time.

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Halloween is Not Scary to Young Kids; It’s Beneficial

Oct. 30, 2015
Kids Dressed Up

Halloween is almost here, and many parents of young children often experience conflicting emotions. They feel the excitement associated with their child dressing up and trick-or-treating. But at the same time, some parents worry that their child will find Halloween too scary. But parents need to worry. In fact, dressing up for Halloween has benefits.
 

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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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