Professor researches the Laws of Life Essay Contest, 9/5/12
UNH Professor of Psychology Victoria Banyard is a co-investigator on a comprehensive mixed-methods evaluation of the popular essay contest, The Laws of Life.
The Laws of Life Essay Contest, which has been running for 25 years, invites students to choose the Law of Life that has been most important to them and write an essay on how it has touched their lives (such as "Do unto others what you would have them do unto you," as one example). More than 100,000 students enter the contest annually.
The University of the South has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to conduct the first scientific evaluation of the essay contest.