2019-20 News

For older adults, ‘hope’ may be a key piece for improving health, psychological and social well-being

FEB. 14, 2020

Dr. Ev Worthington

Older adults with a greater sense of hope are more likely to experience better physical health outcomes and better psychological and social well-being, according to a new study co-authored by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor emeritus.

The study, “The role of Hope in subsequent health and well-being for older adults: An outcome-wide longitudinal approach,” will be published in the journal Global Epidemiology. It was led by researchers affiliated with the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and was co-authored by Everett Worthington, Ph.D., emeritus Commonwealth Professor in the Department of Psychology in VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences.

Read VCU News's full feature on the study.

VCU faculty participants chosen for Summer 2019 Faculty Success Program

MAR 21, 2019

 Shawn Jones

Seven VCU faculty members, including Dr. Shawn Jones from Psychology, were selected to participate in the summer cohort of the Faculty Success Program from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. The Faculty Success Program helps faculty members learn the secrets to increasing research productivity, getting control of their time, and living a full and healthy life beyond their campus.