Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. If at first you don't succeed

    Learn to avoid the mental merry-go-round of New Year’s resolutions.

  2. Personality, wellness, and disease

    Victor Katch explores how personality traits impact overall health and well-being.

  3. Assessing post-combat therapies

    Numerous resilience and prevention programs address the psychological health of veterans, but no evidence exists to prove their effectiveness.

  4. A life worth living

    Video: What are the essentials of a happy, satisfying life? What choices can help you build a life with meaning? As U-M launches its “What Makes Life Worth Living” theme semester, psychology professor Christopher Peterson has some deceptively simple — but not necessarily easy — answers.

  5. A life worth living, part two

    Video: What are the connections between happiness, creativity and resilience? How do you overcome obstacles to build a satisfying life? U-M psychology professor Christopher Peterson has some deceptively simple — but not necessarily easy — answers.

  6. Informal support may protect blacks with mental disorders

    Blacks with mental disorders often find comfort from their family and friends, but this support may result in them avoiding professional help. U-M’s Robert Taylor says his study suggests “the presence of a strong social fabric that may buffer individuals from mental health problems.”