Psychology graduate student Marissa Drell wanted to know: Does an apology help a child feel better? She set up an experiment to find out.
Many Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, yet few seek treatment. A positive emotional response to anxiety can make it more manageable, says UVA psychology professor Bethany Teachman.
Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. Height. Distance. Effort. Cognitive psychologist Dennis Proffitt studies how we see the world around us.
Education professor Amanda Williford discusses how to ready your child for the transition to kindergarten.
Three things you can do to raise kids who read.
UVA law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.
UVA psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson conducted a study that found that people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts.
More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.
A graduate student's research potentially identifies the nexus point for future biases seen in adults.
UVA researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.
Research and discovery briefs on summer reading and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists.
Five new books from UVA alumni.
Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development, discusses her new book about 20-somethings.
However you define emotional intelligence, researchers agree it can be a determining factor in building a fulfilling life.