Tag Archive: Department of Psychology RSS

People More Motivated to Give When They See Others Volunteering Abroad

People More Motivated to Give When They See Others Volunteering Abroad

People are more inspired to give when they see others contributing their time and money to a good cause outside their home state, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.

The University of Texas at Austin Plans Innovative Liberal Arts Master’s Program

The University of Texas at Austin plans to offer a new master’s and executive seminar program called Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO), which is touted as “a liberal arts education for the modern professional.”

Author, Professor to Analyze What the Language You Use Really Says About You

Author, Professor to Analyze What the Language You Use Really Says About You

Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host: "How Our Words Reflect Who We Are" presented by James W. Pennebaker, Liberal Arts Foundation Centennial Professor, Department Chair of the Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin. When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. This event is free and open to the…   » Continue Reading

Being Smart is Already Part of your Mental Toolbox, Psychologist Says

Intelligence and smart thinking are not the same, according to University of Texas at Austin psychologist Art Markman, who studies how best to apply knowledge for smarter thinking at work and home.

Memory-Enhancing Drug May Improve Exposure Therapy for PTSD Patients, Study Shows

A memory-enhancing drug may improve the speed and effectiveness of prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients, according to a new pilot study by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania.

Self-Reported Cognitive Difficulties May Indicate Early Signs of Cerebrovascular Disease, Research Shows

Middle-aged adults at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) can perceive and complain about related cognitive difficulties long before standard neuropsychological screening tools detect any problems, according to a recent study from The University of Texas at Austin.

Sex-Segregated Schooling Ineffective and Increases Gender Stereotyping, Experts Warn

Sex-segregated schooling is not superior to coeducational schooling and carries the risk of exaggerating sexism and gender stereotyping, according to a new report co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin psychologist.

Researchers Develop Optimal Algorithm for Determining Focus Error in Eyes and Cameras

University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, a feat only accomplished by human and animal visual systems until now.

Older Adults Make Smarter Decisions That Lead to Long-Term Gains, Study Shows

Many people believe getting older means losing a mental edge, leading to poor decision-making, but a new study from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University suggests older adults are far better at making choices that lead to long-term gain.

Romantic Sexual Relationships Deter Teenage Delinquency, New Study Shows

Sexually active teens in committed, romantic relationships are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior than teens who have casual sex, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.