Topic: Psychology Department

Brain Power

Oct. 30, 2013
Brain Power

For more than 20 years, a collection of nearly 100 human brains went unnoticed in a closet in the back of a UT animal lab. Today, they're a valuable teaching tool. [Slideshow]

Read more

Psychology Researchers Receive $2.3 Million NIAAA Grant to Study Genetics of Alcohol Abuse

Oct. 4, 2012

Two psychology professors at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study genetic influences on drinking and other risky behaviors.

Read more

Study Shows Persistence Pays Off in the Mating Game

Dec. 22, 2011

A new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin psychology professor suggests that self-deception may help men succeed in the mating game, while women will benefit more from effective communication.

Read more

Research Examines Vicious Cycle of Overeating and Obesity

Sept. 30, 2010

New research funded through The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for reduced pleasure from food.

Read more

Stress Hormone Blocks Testosterone's Effects, Study Shows

Sept. 27, 2010

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol play a critical role in blocking testosterone's influence on competition and domination, according to new psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin.

Read more