Tag: Research Translation

Dr. Everett Worthington: Ev Remembers 1974 to 2017

Dr. Everett Worthington presents a retrospective look at his professional career and personal experiences to the Positive Psychology Research Group at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Worthington studies (1) forgiveness and related constructs (such as justice, humility, and mercy) and the REACH Forgiveness intervention (which has 22 outcome studies from many labs supporting its efficacy), (2) religion… Read more »

How Does Research Inform COBE Coursework and Programming?

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.

Can You Really Be Drunk In Love?

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.

Does Experiencing Divorce Cause Drinking Problems, or Vice Versa?

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?

It’s Never Too Early for Self-Care

What exactly is self-care, why is it so important and how can you make time to prioritize your physical and emotional health?

How Is Vaping Different than Smoking?

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.