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Lynn Martire, associate professor of human development and family studies and faculty affiliate in the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State, will present at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s annual convention, Feb. 26-28 in Long Beach, California.


Penn State is investing $12 million in an endowment, proceeds from which will advance the University’s academic mission of research, education and service, focusing on child maltreatment. These additional funds originated from $60 million that the University dedicated to assisting children who have experienced abuse or neglect and to prevent further child abuse from occurring. The remaining $48 million will help provide services to child victims across the Commonwealth.


Susan McHale, director of the Social Science Research Institute, has been named a Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies.


Headstrong elderly parents and their adult children may be able to find common ground with proper intervention, according to researchers in human development.


The Penn State Center for Healthy Aging will host a number of lectures this spring as part of its Healthy Aging Community Lecture Series. The first event will be held Jan. 29 at The Village at Penn State.


Penn State researchers want to know if victims of child sexual abuse age faster than their counterparts. Though the physiological effects of early life trauma receive considerable attention, many of these victims are not followed up on, and long-term outcomes are not always studied.


Penn State researchers want to know if victims of child sexual abuse age faster than their counterparts. Though the physiological effects of early life trauma receive considerable attention, many of these victims are not followed up on, and long-term outcomes are not always studied.


Technology's interference in everyday life -- "technoference" -- appears to negatively relate to relationship and personal well-being, according to researchers.


Three years ago, Aida Santos, a senior at Penn State York, was attending a Sunday school program at her church, and was inspired by the message being delivered: help others. “It was a like a light bulb went off in my head, and I decided there was a way to make a difference in my community,” said Santos.


A crowd of about 100 gathered for the “Lest We Forget Candlelight Vigil” for child sexual abuse awareness and prevention held at Penn State York on Nov. 13. The fourth annual vigil was sponsored by the Penn State York Council on Family Relations (PSY-CFR) Club and the Student Veterans Association.


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