Topic: Social psychology

Study Examines Potential Evolutionary Role of "Sexual Regret" in Human Survival and Reproduction

Nov. 25, 2013

In the largest, most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity, a team of psychology researchers found a stark contrast in remorse between men and women, potentially shedding light on the evolutionary history of human nature.

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Popular 'Door-in-the-Face' Persuasion Strategy Can Sometimes Backfire, Study Shows

Nov. 6, 2013

A manipulation strategy often used in marketing and fundraising known as "Door-in-the-Face" could backfire among less concrete thinkers, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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UT Austin Psychologist Helps to Map Countries' Entrepreneurial Spirit

May 31, 2013

Founders of successful companies tend to exhibit personality traits that make them more socially engaging, creative and able to handle stress than nonentrepreneurs, according to new research from the University of Jena in Germany and The University of Texas at Austin.

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Prof's book on evolution of desire in L.A. Times

March 6, 2008
Prof's book on evolution of desire in L.A. Times

Friendships between genders often lead to marriage, but once it does, outside friendships between men and women can complicate people's lives. And the complication is often sexual attraction.

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Personality of personal spaces

Feb. 7, 2008

Professor Sam Gosling explores the ways personality is expressed in living spaces, offices and virtual environments.

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