March 15, 2013 | Research News
Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates
Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
February 28, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers identify brain pathway triggering impulsive eating
New research from the University of Georgia has identified the neural pathways in an insect brain tied to eating for pleasure, a discovery that sheds light on mirror impulsive eating pathways in the human brain.
January 18, 2013 | Research News
One-third of dating teens report violence in their relationships
Nearly a third of those dating in middle and high school report abusive relationships, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. The dating violence, which the researchers first measured in sixth grade, is a cycle that increases over time.
January 10, 2013 | Events on Campus
Expert on ambiguous loss to lead annual Marriage and Family Therapy Institute
Pauline Boss, who coined the term "ambiguous loss" and has developed guidelines for treating those who have experienced such a loss, will lead this year's Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate Program's 29th Annual Institute on Jan. 25. The institute is sponsored by the University of Georgia Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, the School of Social Work and the College of Education.
December 12, 2012 | General News
UGA grad program preparing teachers to work with children with autism
An innovative University of Georgia graduate program in special education, that has prepared dozens of area elementary school teachers to work with children with autism over the past several years, has received a new federal grant of $1.2 million to continue its work through 2017.
December 6, 2012 | Research News
Social support has buffering role on poor diet behaviors, UGA study shows
Older African Americans who are dissatisfied with their lives tend to choose diets high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. They can improve their health-and eating habits-through social support, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
December 5, 2012 | General News
Georgia parent-teen driver education program receives national recognition
PRIDE, Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error, is one of five programs selected for inclusion in a new national publication highlighting innovative programs effective in reducing teen driver crashes. The program was developed by the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, a grant-funded program in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
November 7, 2012 | Research News
Sugar boosts self-control, UGA study says
To boost self-control, gargle sugar water. According to a study co-authored by University of Georgia professor of psychology Leonard Martin published Oct. 22 in Psychological Science, a mouth rinse with glucose improves self-control.
October 24, 2012 | Events on Campus
Neuroscientist to discuss the science of attraction at UGA
A pioneer in the study of the neural and genetic mechanisms that underlie physical attraction, love and family bonds will speak Nov. 2 at 12:20 p.m. in room 148 of the Miller Learning Center at the University of Georgia. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.
October 10, 2012 | General News
UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute awarded grant to continue its education programs
The University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute was awarded a $650,000 grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety to continue its statewide education programs in the areas of child passenger safety, parent-teen driving safety and senior driver education.
September 10, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers find Facebook is a good place to teach food safety
New research from the University of Georgia published in the August issue of the Journal of Food Protection found that the social networking platform Facebook is good for more than keeping up with friends-targeted content can be used to teach college students how to safely prepare their own food.
August 29, 2012 | General News
Lawrence H. Sweet named inaugural holder of UGA’s Sperduto Professorship
A clinical neuropsychologist whose research explores the relationship between physical changes in the brain and conditions as diverse as dementia, nicotine dependence and obesity has joined the University of Georgia as the inaugural Gary R. Sperduto Professor of Psychology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
July 30, 2012 | Research News
Look at smoking preferences reveals ‘left-digit’ price effects
Georgia sold 544 million packs of cigarettes in 2010, earning $201 million in state tax revenue. New research from the University of Georgia suggests a $1 tax increase would decrease consumption by 20 percent and almost triple revenues. The same tax is estimated to have similar effects in nine other states.
June 26, 2012 | Research News
Facebook makes us feel good about ourselves
People love social networks. That's the obvious conclusion from Facebook's 900 million active users and its current standing as one of the most visited sites on the web, second only to Google. New research from the University of Georgia finds what people may really "like" about social networking are themselves.
June 22, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers seek predictors of exercise effectiveness for weight loss
Most individuals trying to lose weight will increase physical activity as part of their strategy. For many, however, adding structured exercise does not result in weight loss, according to research. Offsetting the exercise with increases in eating and decreases in non-exercise physical activity appear to be significant factors limiting the effectiveness of exercise interventions.