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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 8:30am
Johnnie Geathers, a senior from Sharon Hill, Pa., majoring in human development and family studies at University Park, and Kylee Weaver, a senior from Beaver Falls, Pa., majoring in applied psychology at Penn State Beaver, are co-recipients of the 2011 Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award. The award recognizes a junior, senior or graduate student ...
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 1:14pm
David Almeida, professor of human development in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development, will present the 2011 Pattishall Research Lecture. His lecture, "The Speedometer of Life: Daily Stress, Health, and Well-Being," will be given at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building on the ...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 8:30am
Six Penn State faculty members have received the 2011 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. They are Richard Brazier, associate professor of mathematics and geology at Penn State DuBois; Robert E. Burkholder, associate professor of English in the College of the Liberal Arts; Sherry E. Corneal, associate professor of human ...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:01am
Preschool teachers can inadvertently pass on lessons in stereotypes to their students when they highlight gender differences, according to Penn State psychologists. A study has found that when teachers call attention to gender, children are more likely to express stereotyped views of what activities are appropriate for boys and girls and which ...
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 3:40pm
Two Penn State faculty members, Dr. Barbara Rolls and Dr. Leann Birch, are the recipients of awards from the Obesity Society. The faculty members received their awards at the Obesity 2010, the Obesity Society's annual scientific meeting, held October 8-12, 2010, in San Diego, California....
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 9:12am
For centuries, the brain has been the subject of countless philosophical and scientific debates. Recently, many discoveries and theories have cropped up around how the brain works, and those theories are helping us better understand the brain's role in health and behavior. Faculty members in the College of Health and Human Development are ...
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:42am
Paternal postpartum depression is well known to mental health researchers, said Douglas Teti, professor of human development, psychology and pediatrics. Although awareness is low in the general public and the medical community, we shouldn't be surprised that dads can get the baby blues. "The transition to parenthood is stressful for men as well as ...
Friday, August 20, 2010 - 10:31am
People may feel younger if they feel empowered to make changes that will impact their lives, according to a new study conducted at Penn State. The study looked at "subjective age" -- how old a person feels in comparison to their chronological age, which plays an important role in health and well-being....
Friday, July 2, 2010 - 9:06am
Fred Vondracek retired on June 30, 2010, after a 41-year tenure at Penn State. Now a professor emeritus of human development, Vondracek had a profound impact on the people he worked with and on the University as a whole. He held a multitude of academic leadership roles, helped shape and build a department and a college, broadened Penn State's ...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 8:10am
Some low-income mothers are more likely than others to introduce their infants to cow's milk too soon. In doing so, they may put their children at risk of health complications, according to a study by researchers at Penn State and the Institute for Children and Poverty, New York. The study showed that women who enrolled in the U.S. Department of ...

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