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Cindy Carlson highlights research from the past 50 years that demonstrates the pervasive impact and importance of family relationships to human well-being, then challenges the state of the science in family research and practice while illuminating a hopeful future.

A young Muslim mother wearing a hijab takes her toddler son to visit the pediatrician. The boy is sitting on his mother's lap. They are seated at a table and a male doctor is seated across from them. The child is smiling at the doctor. The mother is looking at her son.

A new e-intervention might help close the accessibility gap for positive parenting techniques.


Cindy Carlson highlights research from the past 50 years that demonstrates the pervasive impact and importance of family relationships to human well-being, then challenges the state of the science in family research and practice while illuminating a hopeful future.

A new e-intervention might help close the accessibility gap for positive parenting techniques.

A student and faculty member from the College of Education are part of a research team that will investigate the harmful effects of colorism in Ghana and at UT.

According to Education Psychology Professor Aaron Rochlen, music and pop culture might play a larger role in preparing counselors than you may think.

“In the current climate, it is imperative now more than ever that psychological research is utilized to help communities of color address these current issues related to immigration and the increase of racial tensions,” said Professor Kevin Cokley,

China's former One Child Policy had profound effects on parenting practices and the way that children viewed themselves. Educational Psychology Professor Toni Falbo's latest study evaluates research of how only children saw themselves compared to how they were seen by others and differences in self-assessment between boys and girls.

Hegemonic Psychology: The Politics of Ethnic Minority Research Conducting research that focuses on the experiences of ethnic minorities is fraught with sociopolitical challenges. In predominantly white academic settings the norms for publication outlets are often antagonistic toward so-called “low impact”, “specialty” journals. This has created an academic culture that often marginalizes and

School can be a difficult time for students of all ages who are dealing with mental health issues related to depression, anxiety, or trauma. Elizabeth Minne, Ph.D. ’06, is providing an outlet for students to deal with some of these issues for AISD students through on-campus school mental health centers.

"A Hauntology on Data: Diffracting Specters of Racialization Toward an Autopoietic Turn/Overturn" As Avery Gordon (1997) reminds us, there are already ghosts or hauntings in the seemingly present; what might be understood as an absence of presence, and a complex history and subjectivities. Indeed, the haunting demands sociopolitical significance as Derrida

Secondary data analysis of large longitudinal and national data sets is a standard method used in many social sciences to answer complex questions regarding behavior. In this talk, Dr. Davis-Kean will detail the advantages of using these data sets to study education and health questions across the life span.

The College of Education’s Tiffany Whittaker wants students to learn to interpret data and statistics, so she designed a new educational psychology course: Statistical Literacy and Reasoning. Whittaker is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology.

Kristen Neff recommends that people also give themselves validation and appreciation verbally.  A person can say to themselves, aloud, “I’m here for you. I care about you,” and meet that need for themselves.

Valentine’s Day is a day for romance—cards and chocolates, flowers and dinner dates. It’s a day to celebrate love and affection. But are men really that into it? Or are they just going along to keep their partners happy? Aaron Rochlen researches men and masculinity, with a focus on men’s mental health.

Join Educational Psychology Associate Professor Germine Awad as she discusses both the ramifications of classifying people of Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) descent as white on the U.S. Census form

Deciding on a career early within the college journey can be a bit like building a road while walking on it. Students may not have the time or support to translate their interests into a viable career option. One way to help ensure a speedy graduation rate is to have

There are noticeable differences in academics and the employment gap that statistics can show between deaf learners and the general population. Stephanie Cawthon of the Department of Educational Psychology discusses the obstacles and attitudes towards deaf learners that influence their outcomes, and what can be done to combat these. This

Kevin Cokley has been honored for his contributions to counseling psychology as well as ethnic minority psychology. He actively shares his knowledge and insights through public writing of op-eds and research-based commentaries.

Here, Erin Rodriguez provides tips to caregivers and teachers to consider for helping children following a natural disaster.

Educational Psychology Professor Kevin Stark and Clinical Assistant Professor Jane Gray are leaders in psychological assessment and treatment of youth in schools. Stark is co-founder of the Texas Child Study Center at Dell Medical Center in Austin, where Gray is director of psychology training

New research shines much-needed light on gay men’s use of Facebook to reveal their sexual identity

Stephanie Cawthon and Carrie Lou Garberoglio are deaf. They have lived the experience—as students and professionals—of working with accommodations and breaking down barriers. Their passion for changing the paradigm of the educational experience in the U.S. for deaf individuals has influenced their work as researchers.

Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Delida Sanchez answers questions about health disparities for underrepresented K-12 students and what educators can do to help.

Currently, best practices for educating and supporting the educational outcomes of deaf and hard of hearing individuals after high school have not been studied rigorously or shared broadly, which means that uneven outcomes are common. The new center, which launches Jan. 1, aims to change that.

The first Latina and woman of color elected president of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Melba Vasquez surely possesses an above-average skill for leadership.

Since September 2005, the city of Austin has enforced an ordinance that prohibits smoking indoors at most public businesses and places of work. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have determined the ban correlates with an appreciable decrease in cigarette usage by UT students.

A seven-year-old boy wakes up in the middle of the night complaining of a stomachache. Mom takes the boy to the family doctor, who runs tests, asks routine questions, prods and probes, and concludes there’s no apparent physical reason for his distress. But what about his mental state? In that quick

David Scheinfeld is a doctoral student who’s using his research and practice as well as his “9-5” job at Outward Bound for Veterans to help returning service members and veterans adapt to life at home after military service. Outward Bound offers wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefits of

Depression isn’t the same for everyone – the way you experience it can vary according to your age, gender, and life circumstances. Three educational psychology researchers have been looking specifically at depression in men and young girls and at how to uncover depression in people who don’t even know they