Topic: Child development

Improving Adolescents’ Social and Emotional Lives

June 8, 2017

School programs designed to improve adolescents' social and emotional lives should aim to create a respectful climate and allow adolescents more autonomy, according to psychology research.

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A Trust Gap May Hinder Academic Success for Minorities

Feb. 8, 2017

Losing trust in teachers during middle school could lessen students chances of attending college, according to psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin. 

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Coming Up with Explanations Helps Children Develop Cause-and-Effect Thinking Skills, Study Shows

April 22, 2014

Asking children to come up with explanations even to themselves enhances their cause-and-effect learning abilities, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Alumnus Edward Zigler has become psychology pioneer

May 18, 2010
"I owe UT Austin a great deal. My graduate education provided me the foundation upon which my entire 50-year career was

Growing up the child of immigrant parents in America, Edward Zigler (doctor's degree in psychology, 1958) didn't speak English until he participated in a program similar to today's Head Start program.

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