February 23, 2015 | Research News
UGA research finds females, males use sexual assault hotlines differently
When victims of sexual assault dial a telephone hotline for help, what they ask and how long they stay on the line might very well be related to whether they are male or female, according to new University of Georgia research.
January 20, 2015 | Research News
Stress increases motivation, amount spent for alcohol, UGA research finds
The effects of stress can change the way heavy drinkers seek alcohol-and how much they're willing to spend to get it, a new University of Georgia study has found.
December 23, 2014 | Research News
Marital problems remain stable, even as satisfaction declines, UGA study finds
A new study authored by a University of Georgia psychologist shows that the severity and number of couples' overall problems stay stable over time, even as their relationship dissatisfaction grows.
December 12, 2014 | Research News
UGA receives $1.3 million to improve behavioral health care for at-risk youth, their families
Behavioral health needs are a growing issue in Georgia, particularly among transitional youth ages of 18 to 25. A new three-year, $1.3 million grant is helping the University of Georgia School of Social Work address these needs.
December 10, 2014 | Research News
UGA study finds low weight gain in pregnant women reduces male fetal survival
The amount of weight a woman gains during pregnancy can be vitally important—especially if she's carrying a boy—according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia released today in PLOS ONE, an open access peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science.
December 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA research reveals public servants individually motivated to help environment
New University of Georgia research shows that while on the job, public servants contribute not just to mandated sustainability but also to discretionary eco-friendly initiatives of their own.
December 8, 2014 | Events on Campus
Free tobacco cessation classes to begin in January
Students in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will offer free "Beat the Pack" tobacco cessation programs in January to help those who want to stop using tobacco.
December 1, 2014 | Research News
UGA study finds it’s mean boys, not mean girls, who rule at school
Debunking the myth of the "mean girl," new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational aggression—malicious rumors, social exclusion and rejection—to harm or manipulate others more often than girls.
November 6, 2014 | Research News
Family member’s death can impact personal health, UGA research finds
Death takes a toll on the living, and in the case of baby boomers, the loss of a family member increases their likelihood of ending up in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
October 30, 2014 | Research News
All work and no play: UGA study examines psychology of workaholism
Even in a culture that lionizes hard work, workaholism tends to produce negative impacts for employers and employees, according to a new study from a University of Georgia researcher.
October 30, 2014 | General News
UGA team receives $1.37 million grant to train behavioral health care counselors
University of Georgia College of Education faculty members Bernadette Heckman and Jolie Daigle have received a three-year, $1.37 million federal grant to recruit and train more than 100 UGA master's degree students in school counseling to help increase access to mental and behavioral health services for children in Northeast Georgia's K-12 schools.
October 17, 2014 | Research News
Biological clock disruptions increase breast cancer risk, UGA study finds
The disruption of a person's circadian rhythm—their 24-hour biological clock—has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to new University of Georgia research. The culprit, in this study in particular, is artificial light.
October 16, 2014 | Research News
New $2.5 million NIH-funded study at UGA focuses on baby boomers
Baby boomers' marital relationships and health during their transition to later adulthood are the focus of a new University of Georgia study funded by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
September 9, 2014 | Research News
UGA study explores connections between romantic relationships, health
Having a supportive, committed partner in a relationship is beneficial for health no matter whether the status of the couple is dating, living together or married, according to a new study from University of Georgia sociologists.
August 25, 2014 | General News
UGA police department provides drop box for safe medication disposal
A large metal drop box occupying space just outside the University of Georgia Police Department has one purpose—to safely collect unneeded or unwanted prescription medications.