A turning point in Jacob Lovin’s academic career at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, came in Professor Michael Olson’s course on the psychology of prejudice. “Coming from a small town,” said Lovin, who grew up in Bean Station, Tennessee, “I didn’t have a lot of experience with social issues. The course opened my eyes to
After a difficult transition, first-generation college student Madison Woods found place at UT through service and a passion for social justice.
Kristy Benoit Allen, a psychology professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, studies the intergenerational transmission of anxiety and how parenting behavior affects children’s anxiety.
Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity.
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.