Cutting-Edge Research Across the Life Course

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Dr. Deborah Jacobvitz reflects on the exciting research being conducted by HDFS faculty and why HDFS at UT-Austin is among the the nation’s best interdisciplinary departments.

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Love Sick?

Sick Young Woman Lying in Bed

Could falling madly in love undermine your health? Tim Loving looks at falling in love, thinking about love, and the stress hormone cortisol.

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Liz Gershoff Recognized for Excellence in Graduate Advising


Liz Gershoff is the 2014 recipient of the of the Outstanding Graduate Adviser Award presented by the University Co-Op in conjunction with the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory

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Nurturing roots for life-long learning. The Child and Family Laboratory provides a high quality early childhood experience to children ages 18 months through 6 years of age. We provide educational and training opportunities for our university students through observation and interaction in the classrooms.

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