Topic: Child development

Improving Adolescents’ Social and Emotional Lives

June 8, 2017
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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
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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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