At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps was caught on camera glaring as he prepared for the men’s 200-meter butterfly final. The look became an example of a concept that has long been familiar in sports: game face.
Five UT doctoral students have been named Tennessee Doctoral Fellows. These prestigious awards are funded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and UT’s Graduate School.
Marcia Chavez thought she wanted to be a clinical psychologist, but after working in a research lab as an undergraduate in California, she was fascinated to learn the possible link between mental health disorders, adolescent development, and gender.
Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a new paper published in Psychological Bulletin.
Nicholas Coles, social psychology PhD student at UT, explains the relationship between smiling more and feeling happier.
A study, coauthored by Jessica Hay, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, and Ryan Cannistraci, a PhD student in experimental psychology, looks at how lexical tones can affect an infant’s ability to associate words with objects.
Jioni Lewis, assistant professor of psychology, works to be a mentor for her students from undergraduates in her African American psychology course to doctoral students in counseling psychology who seek her out for life and career guidance.
Garriy Shteynberg will lead a three-year study to examine how Americans’ social and political attitudes have grown more extreme.
Helen Baghdoyan answered Academic Minute’s question: what is the best way to treat opioid addiction?
PhD candidate Shane Bierma is helping the LGBT+ community live better and healthier lives.
Patrick Grzanka and Leticia Flores discussed religious exemptions and discrimination against LGBT people with the Human Rights Watch.
UT psychology professor Ralph Lydic recently led a study about a drug used to treat opioid addiction, according to WVLT. The study examined buprenorphine, a scheduled III drug believed to have a lower abuse potential than methadone.