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African-American Students May Improve Grades if Teachers Convey High Standards, Study Shows

African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high standards and their belief that students can meet them, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Repetitious, Time-Intensive Magical Rituals Considered More Effective, Study Shows

Even in this modern age of science, people are likely to find logic in supernatural rituals that require a high degree of time and effort, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published in the June issue of Cognition, is the first psychological analysis of how people of various…   » Continue Reading