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Stronger Sexual Impulses, Not Weaker Self-Control, May Explain Why Men Cheat More Than Women, Study Reveals

AUSTIN, Texas — A recently published study strongly suggests men succumb to sexual temptations more than women — for example, cheating on a partner — because they experience strong sexual impulses, not because they have weak self-control.

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

Hogg Foundation Awards $770,765 for Texas Psychology Internships Accreditation Initiative

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has selected three sites and one consortium to receive grants totaling $770,765 to support internship programs in obtaining American Psychological Association (APA) accreditation.

Psychology Professor Awarded Grant to Study Genetic Root of Psychotherapy Response for Depression

Depression, anxiety and many other crippling psychiatric disorders can be treated effectively with psychotherapy. Unfortunately, not all forms of treatment work for everyone — and finding the right fit often takes a great deal of time and work. With a $100,000 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Christopher Beevers, associate…   » Continue Reading

Teaching Teens That Bullies Can Change Reduces Aggression in School, Study Shows

Teenagers who believe people can’t change react more aggressively to peer conflicts than those who think people can change. And teaching them that people have the potential to change can reduce these aggressive reactions, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.

New Psychology Study Reveals Unexamined Costs of Rape

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are commonly associated with sexual assault, but a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows that female victims suffer from a wide spectrum of debilitating effects that may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed.

People Merge Supernatural and Scientific Beliefs When Reasoning With the Unknown, Study Shows

Reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events, such as death and illness, often increases rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published in the June issue of Child Development, offers new insight into developmental learning.

Hogg Foundation Awards Grant to Establish El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has selected The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to receive $550,000 over five years to create the El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium. The consortium internship positions will allow doctoral psychology students to perform one year of supervised training, a requirement to complete their degrees.

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.

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.