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 »
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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.
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?