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Daily Online Testing Boosts College Performance and Reduces Achievement Gaps, Study Shows

More low-income students are attending college than ever before, but many of them are ill prepared for the challenges of higher learning. Now University of Texas at Austin researchers are finding ways to level the higher-education playing field with a new online learning model.

University Offers First-Ever Synchronous Massive Online Course

The University of Texas at Austin is proud to introduce the world’s first synchronous massive online course (SMOC) in fall 2013. Introduction to Psychology (PSY 301) presents a rare opportunity for students not enrolled at the university to register for a course at the same time as regularly admitted students and take part in an…   » Continue Reading

Hamilton Book Awards Winners at UT Austin Announced

Psychology Department Chair James Pennebaker this week was named the Grand Prize winner of the University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards for his work, “The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us.” The Hamilton Award is one of the highest honors of literary achievement given to published authors at The University of Texas at Austin. This year’s winners were announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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.

For 100 years, the Graduate School has built the university’s reputation for research and teaching

For 100 years, the Graduate School has built the university’s reputation for research and teaching

As an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Connecticut, Sheldon Bish participated in the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin. So when it came time to make the decision about where to attend graduate school, Bish was confident with his choice. Sheldon Bish and James Tunnell…   » Continue Reading

What Mimicking One’s Language Style May Mean About the Relationship

People match each other's language styles more during happier periods of their relationship than at other times, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

Seven Faculty Members Named to 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. The new members are Marilyn P. Armour, associate professor, School of Social Work; Chandra R. Bhat, the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professor in Transportation Engineering, Department…   » Continue Reading