The Creating Healthy People Lab, located in the Psychology Department at George Washington University, conducts research to understand factors that facilitate and inhibit physical and mental health across the lifespan. We use attitude and decision making theories, and theories of motivation and self-regulation, to help better understand behaviors such as exercise, performance enhancing substance use, eating habits and sexual risk taking. Some of the projects focus on applied issues while others address more theoretical issues, but the goal of all projects is to contribute to the health and well-being of people. In service of this goal, the Creating Healthy People Lab works with community organizations (e.g., high schools, parent-teacher associations) to develop and deliver presentations on topics of interest to the specific organizations.
To learn more about the projects conducted in the Creating Healthy People Lab, click on the Projects button. To learn more about ways in which the Creating Healthy People Lab can work with your organization, please contact us.