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Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:40am
A graduate student in human development and family studies is using a National Adult Day Services Association Award to investigate the ability of adult day care services to reduce depression and anger among family caregivers of people with dementia.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:14am
Not all aggressive children are aggressive for the same reasons, according to Penn State researchers, who found that some kindergartners who are aggressive show low verbal abilities while others are more easily physiologically aroused. The findings suggest that different types of treatments may be needed to help kids with different underlying ...
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:14am
Not all aggressive children are aggressive for the same reasons, according to Penn State researchers, who found that some kindergartners who are aggressive show low verbal abilities while others are more easily physiologically aroused. The findings suggest that different types of treatments may be needed to help kids with different underlying causes for problem behavior.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:51pm
In a new book, titled "Missing Data: Analysis and Design," John Graham, professor of biobehavioral health and of human development and family studies, offers practical information to researchers who are not statisticians to implement modern missing-data procedures properly in their research, and to reap the benefits, in terms of improved accuracy ...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:51pm
In a new book titled "Missing Data: Analysis and Design," John Graham, Penn State professor of biobehavioral health and of human development and family studies, offers practical information to researchers who are not statisticians to implement modern missing-data procedures properly in their research, and to reap the benefits, in terms of improved accuracy and statistical power.
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 10:33am
A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Researchers created a website called AchieveTogether and evaluated the weight-loss success of users. They compared users with a group of people attempting to lose weight on their own, and then allowed that second group access to the site 12 weeks later.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 10:33am
A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Researchers created a website called AchieveTogether and evaluated the weight-loss success of users. They compared users with a group of people attempting to ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:32pm
Marital communication about a spouse's genetic test results may influence the overall well-being of the person who has been diagnosed, his or her spouse, and the couple. Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, and human development and family studies, along with a team of Penn State researchers, is investigating this ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 3:32pm
Marital communication about a spouse's genetic test results may influence the overall well-being of the person who has been diagnosed, his or her spouse, and the couple. Rachel Smith, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, and human development and family studies, along with a team of Penn State researchers, is investigating this phenomenon with the goal of designing future couple-based interventions.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:59am
In recent years, the idea of adoption has been seen regularly in the public eye as celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Madonna and Sandra Bullock are adopting internationally to grow their clans. However, there's a lot more to be said about adoption, and Jennifer Crissman Ishler, a senior instructor in human development and family studies (HDFS) ...

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