Parenting / Family
July 7, 2016 | Research News
Study challenges theory that good communication leads to marital satisfaction
One of the top reasons couples seek counseling is communication issues, so does better communication predict a more satisfying relationship?
June 20, 2016 | Research News
For children with Tourette syndrome, environmental responses to tics play big role
In a study published in Child Psychiatry and Human Development, University of Georgia researchers found that environmental responses to tics in a child with Tourette syndrome play a significant role in helping or hindering that child's ability to fight the urge to tic.
April 7, 2016 | Research News
Research finds health cost for motivated, disadvantaged youth
There may be a hidden cost to the old adage of pulling oneself up by the bootstraps: Research out of the University of Georgia suggests the unintended stress spurred by upward mobility can pose an unintended health risk later down the road.
April 5, 2016 | Events on Campus
Athens to hold ‘Blue and You’ police-community forum to foster dialogue
Athens-area youths ages 12-19, their parents and caregivers and representatives from local youth development organizations are invited to participate in an upcoming Blue and You Police-Community Forum. The forum is designed to foster dialogue between youths and members of the local law enforcement community.
March 16, 2016 | Research News
Supportive families can reduce impact of racial discrimination on faster biological aging
A supportive family environment can help reduce the biological impact of racial discrimination on adolescent African-Americans, according to a new study by the University of Georgia's Center for Family Research.
February 1, 2016 | Research News
Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’
A week's vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection—extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation.
January 29, 2016 | Research News
When loved ones battle cancer, families head to Web for information more than support
Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a University of Georgia study published recently in the journal Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
January 4, 2016 | General News
UGA traffic safety team receives grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
Researchers from the University of Georgia College of Public Health's Department of Health Promotion and Behavior received a grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety to evaluate over 100 educational and law enforcement focused programs funded by the office.
December 14, 2015 | Research News
Bones of obese children may be in trouble, UGA study finds
Studies have shown that obese children tend to have more muscle, but recent University of Georgia research on the muscle and bone relationship shows that excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth.
November 3, 2015 | Research News
Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs,’ study says
Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds.
October 21, 2015 | Research News
The power of thank you: UGA research links gratitude to positive marital outcomes
A key ingredient to improving couples' marriages might just be gratitude, according to new University of Georgia research.
October 6, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $8.2 million grant to support families in Georgia child welfare system
A team of University of Georgia faculty members, led by a researcher in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received an $8.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia.
September 30, 2015 | Research News
New system helps teachers gain back valuable instruction time, UGA study finds
Elementary schoolchildren often dawdle between activities during the school day, losing valuable instructional time in the process. New University of Georgia research has found a way to reclaim these lost minutes and make the transition to a new subject fun while increasing student focus.
September 23, 2015 | Events on Campus
Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia Conference at UGA to focus on sustainability
The Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia is hosting its sixth conference on Women and Girls in Georgia Oct. 9-10 in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center.
September 9, 2015 | Research News
Becoming parents: Mom’s maternal identity linked to relationship with child’s dad
A mother's maternal identity is closely linked to the relationship she has with her child's father as well as his involvement pre- and post-birth, according to a new study released by University of Georgia researchers.