Marcie Walsh, M.S.W., and Zoe Neale, M.S., presented about the Science of Happiness course and the THRIVE living-learning community at the March meeting of the Positive Psychology research group at VCU.
Tag: Research Translation
In music, movies and many other parts of popular culture, we are surrounded by media portrayals likening love to mind-altering substances – Billie Holiday’s lover goes to her head; Beyoncé is drunk in love; the Weeknd compares his lover to the anesthetic Novocain.
Research shows that having an alcohol use disorder and getting divorced are closely related, meaning that if you experience one then you are more likely to experience the other. But how exactly does this association hold?
The study also found that experiencing sexual assault before college is related to a greater risk of repeat experiences during college for both males and females.
Research in adolescents shows that those with jobs are more likely to drink and smoke, and that association grows based on how many hours they work per week. But does that carry over to college?
What exactly is self-care, why is it so important and how can you make time to prioritize your physical and emotional health?
E-cigarettes are often portrayed as a healthy alternative or even a way to quit smoking. But how does e-cig use actually differ from tobacco cigarettes? Spit for Science researchers at VCU set off to find out more.
When it comes to problems with alcohol use, genes play an increasingly important role as you get older. But scientists still struggle to pinpoint exactly which genes are most to blame.
How do people make new friends when they go to college? And how does this impact their behavior and success in college?
This blog is a conversation between COBE researcher Dr. Jessica Salvatore and COBE Administrative Director Tom Bannard. They discuss Dr. Salvatore’s recent article, “The Role of Romantic Relationship Status in Pathways of Risk for Emerging Adult Alcohol Use,” which we wrote about in our first Research Review. Tom: So we are going to chat about alcohol, deviance,… Read more »