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The greatest disorder ever

[caption id="attachment_10563" align="alignleft" width="476"] Keith Campbell, Professor, Psychology[/caption] One of the most popular majors at the University of Georgia, psychology offers students a broad, science-based education that can be useful in various fields. And it’s just really cool. From learning about personality disorders...

HHMI grant will help UGA advance evaluation of teaching

[caption id="attachment_10452" align="aligncenter" width="712"] UGA faculty members (left to right) Tessa Andrews, Peggy Brickman, Paula Lemons and Erin Dolan. (Photo by Lauren Corcino)[/caption]   A research team from the University of Georgia will join 103 institutions from across the country to form...

Putting your New Year’s goal into perspective

[caption id="attachment_8502" align="alignleft" width="323"] Dr. Michelle vanDellen[/caption] How your thoughts, motivations influence your goals and vice versa As the New Year rolls around, OIBR Distinguished Scholar and social psychologist Michelle vanDellen will be waiting for it—the whole “New Year, New Me” phenomenon...

First recipient of Lillian Eby OIBR Mentoring Award announced

Dr. Lawrence Sweet was awarded the inaugural Lillian Eby OIBR Mentoring Award at our recent annual meeting. Sweet, an OIBR Distinguished Scholar and Gary R. Sperduto Professor in Clinical Psychology in Franklin College, joined the University of Georgia faculty in 2012....

2022 Rising Star Justin Lavner

Congratulations to our 2022 Rising Star, Justin Lavner! The OIBR Rising Star Award recognizes the scholarly achievements and future potential of an OIBR Distinguished Scholar or Affiliate who is within 8 years of their Ph.D. This award focuses on exceptional and...

Rebecca Nesbit receives AmeriCorps Grant Award

[caption id="attachment_9433" align="alignleft" width="469"] Dr. Rebecca Nesbit, Associate Professor, Nonprofit Management[/caption] OIBR Affiliate Rebecca Nesbit, PhD was recently awarded a grant from AmeriCorps for her research project entitled, "Examining the Influence of Civic Infrastructure on Rural/Urban Volunteering and Civic Engagement.” Community leaders...

Gene Brody receives 2023 APS Lifetime Achievement Award

  The Association for Psychological Science has awarded the 2023 James McKeen Cattel Fellow award to OIBR Distinguished Scholar Dr. Gene Brody. This award recognizes APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. Recipients...

Medical research in Georgia to expand with $73.7 million in funding

[caption id="attachment_10237" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] UGA’s Clinical and Translational Research Unit, based at the university’s Health Sciences Campus, is part of the Georgia CTSA. The unit supports UGA investigators engaging in clinical research studies in the Athens area and, through Georgia...

Lemons & Shaffer Named UGA 2022-2023 Women’s Leadership Fellows

  The University of Georgia has named nine faculty and academic leaders to the 2022-2023 class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program. “Through the Women’s Leadership Fellows program, the university is making a significant commitment to building leadership capacity across our...

Exploring Mental Health in Working Mothers

[caption id="attachment_9568" align="alignleft" width="298"] Heather Padilla, Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Behavior[/caption] How a company manages a new mother’s return to work could have a big impact on her emotional health. Mental health problems such as postpartum depression or generalized anxiety disorder...

Move toward more collaborative learning is really big in life science education

[caption id="attachment_10029" align="alignleft" width="362"] Julie Stanton, Associate Professor of Cellular Biology[/caption] Correcting peers is key in small-group learning Telling fellow students they are wrong can help everyone in the group learn Collaborative group work is increasingly prioritized across higher education, particularly in...

Dee Warmath puts well being at the center of her research

[caption id="attachment_10176" align="alignleft" width="367"] Dee Warmath, Assistant Professor, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)[/caption] There’s a slight gap in Dee Warmath’s academic resume. A 19-year gap, in fact, between the time Warmath finished her master’s program and earned...

Robinson selected as New Director of Faculty Development

[caption id="attachment_10117" align="alignleft" width="535"] Dawn Robinson, Director of Faculty Development[/caption] Owens Institute for Behavioral Research appoints Dawn T. Robinson as the new Director of Faculty Development. Dr. Robinson, Professor of Sociology, is an OIBR distinguished scholar and has been a vital member...

Low to moderate levels of stress can be psychologically beneficial

[caption id="attachment_7110" align="alignleft" width="398"] Assaf Oshri, HDFS[/caption] It may feel like an anvil hanging over your head, but that looming deadline stressing you out at work may actually be beneficial for your brain, according to new research from the Youth Development...

Vast Legacy of Family and Community Health Study

    If you were a 10-year-old living in Georgia in 1997, here’s what might have been on your mind. The world probably felt bigger after Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games the year before. The Spice Girls ruled radio, and you...

Clay-Warner named OIBR Director

UGA’s Office of Research named Jody Clay-Warner the new director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, effective Aug. 1. [caption id="attachment_10103" align="alignleft" width="397"] Meigs Professor Jody Clay-Warner was named new director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, effective Aug....

Feminism may lead to better body image

[caption id="attachment_10091" align="alignleft" width="432"] Analisa Arroyo, Communication Studies[/caption] New research from OIBR Affiliate and Grant Development Program participant, Analisa Arroyo, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, shows a connection between being a feminist and having a better body image. Published in Body Image, the...

Age big factor in COVID vaccine views

[caption id="attachment_9436" align="alignleft" width="489"] Glen Nowak, Co-Director, UGA Center for Health & Risk Communication[/caption] According to new research findings recently published online in the International Journal of Strategic Communication, your age may play a huge role in whether you'll decide to...

Jiayang Liu Awarded Federal Neuroimaging Grant

[caption id="attachment_10072" align="alignleft" width="246"] Dr. Jiayang Liu, Assistant Professor, Communications Studies[/caption] OIBR Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Jiaying Liu, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, has been awarded a Federal R21 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to support a neuroimaging project...

3 out of 4 teens are not getting enough exercise

New study suggests supportive school environment is linked to higher physical activity levels Three out of every four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests...

Research on the science behind creativity

[caption id="attachment_9439" align="alignleft" width="210"] (Anna Abraham)[/caption] OIBR Affiliate, Anna Abraham, and E. Paul Torrance Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent, spoke on creativity in a recent article from the American...

Don Nelson and RISE receive Team Impact Award

The Team Impact Award recognizes the critical contributions made by crosscutting teams in addressing today’s complex challenges. Specifically, the award recognizes a team for excellence in innovative and impactful scholarship that either has or soon promises to fundamentally advance knowledge,...

Gay, Gibbs and Stanton receive 2022 Teaching Awards

Jennifer L. Gay, OIBR affiliate and associate professor of Health Promotion and Behavior in the school of Public Health, has been awarded the 2022 Creative Teaching Award. The UGA Creative Teaching Awards are presented annually on behalf of the Office of...

2022 Charles B. Knapp Early Scholar awarded to Man Kit Lei

2022 Charles B. Knapp Early Scholar awarded to Man Kit "Karlo" Lei. This award is named in honor of the University of Georgia’s 20th president, and recognizes outstanding accomplishment and evidence of potential future success in scholarship, creative work or research...