University of Göttingen

The University of Göttingen (German: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, GAU, known informally as Georgia Augusta) is a public research university in the city of Göttingen, Germany. Founded in 1734 by George II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover, and starting classes in 1737, the university is the oldest in the state of Lower Saxony and the largest in student enrollment, which stands at around 31,500.


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Why do(n't) people support being nudged towards healthier diets?

You may not realize it, but "nudge" has been used by businesses, policymakers and governments for years to prod the public into making different choices. Small changes in our environment can "nudge" us into different behaviors ...


Can product warning labels communicate the dangers of sugar?

Society seems addicted to sugar, but individuals who consume large quantities increase their risk of obesity and other health problems. Can warning labels on sweets curb consumption? Researchers at the University of Göttingen ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Impact of COVID-19 social isolation measures on early development

An international consortium with researchers from 13 countries has investigated the impact of COVID-19 related social isolation measures on 2,200 young infants and toddlers between eight and 36 months of age. Their findings ...

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