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Psychology Researchers Receive $2.3 Million NIAAA Grant to Study Genetics of Alcohol Abuse

Psychology Researchers Receive $2.3 Million NIAAA Grant to Study Genetics of Alcohol Abuse

Two psychology professors at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study genetic influences on drinking and other risky behaviors.

Study Shows Persistence Pays Off in the Mating Game

A new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin psychology professor suggests that self-deception may help men succeed in the mating game, while women will benefit more from effective communication.

Research Examines Vicious Cycle of Overeating and Obesity

New research funded through The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for reduced pleasure from food.

Stress Hormone Blocks Testosterone’s Effects, Study Shows

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol play a critical role in blocking testosterone's influence on competition and domination, according to new psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin. The study, led by Robert Josephs, professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, and Pranjal Mehta, assistant professor of psychology at…   » Continue Reading