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Word Choice Detects Everything from Love to Lies to Leadership, According to Psychology Research

Word Choice Detects Everything from Love to Lies to Leadership, According to Psychology Research

The words people use are like fingerprints that can reveal their relationships, honesty or their status in a group, according to research by University of Texas at Austin social psychologist James W. Pennebaker.

Study Explores Best Motivating Factors for Pursuing a Shared Goal Such as Giving

People who see the “glass as half empty” may be more willing to contribute to a common goal if they already identify with it, according to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, University of Chicago and Sungkyunkwan University.

Faculty Members Named to Prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Seven faculty members have been named to the prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin, Steven W. Leslie, executive vice president and provost, has announced.

Dads’ Association Centennial Teaching Fellowships Awarded to Four Faculty Members for Excellence

Four faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to hold a Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship during the 2011-12 fall semester.

Pharmacy Doctoral Candidate Millidhashni Reddy Wins $10,000 Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Millidhashni Reddy, a College of Pharmacy doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $10,000 Michael H. Granof Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Graduate School/University Co-op Awards for Excellence in Graduate Education.

Student Wins $20,000 in Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence

Dylan T. Bumford, who graduated in December 2010 after majoring in math, linguistics, psychology and Plan II at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the University Co-operative Society’s Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence.

Soldiers Who Avoid Distressing Images More at Risk for PTSD, Research Shows

When presented with images of faces depicting various emotional states, people who look briefly at fearful expressions are more vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than those who look at the images longer, a finding of particular concern for U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.

Psychologists Find the Meaning of Aggression

Bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota that was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Army.

African American Teenagers More Supportive of Affirmative Action, School Desegregation Than White Youth, Study Finds

African American teenagers are significantly more supportive than whites of affirmative action and school desegregation, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.

Growing Economy Sparks Change in Chinese Mating Preferences, Research Shows

As China's economy continues to grow, more young adults desire potential mates with good financial prospects, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.