Study reveals how interpersonal trauma can influence whether college students form romantic relationships
DEC. 14, 2021
By: Brian McNeill
The study found that those exposed to interpersonal trauma before coming to college were more likely to be in a romantic relationship during college. Those exposed to trauma during college were less likely to be in a relationship.
Exposure to interpersonal trauma, and the timing of that exposure, can influence whether college students form romantic relationships and also the types of relationships into which they enter, according to a new study by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers.
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To persuade college students to practice social distancing, scaring them into action isn’t enough
NOV. 9, 2021
A VCU-led study of students in 7 countries early in the pandemic finds that effective messages emphasized that social distancing would protect against COVID-19 and that it was something people could easily do.
A study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University investigating social distancing behavior by college students in seven countries during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic finds that across cultures, students were more likely to practice social distancing if they believed two things: that it would protect against COVID-19 and that it was an action they could easily carry out.
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