Family & Child Sciences

UC Berkeley features FCS research

The following is an article published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and written by Jill Suttie. You can find the article here. Could Mindfulness Help You Control Your Anger? New studies suggest that mindfulness may help us keep our cool during relationship conflicts. I still remember the time I hit one of […]

A Secret Affair: Who Cheats and Why?

The following is from an article in Psychology Today featuring the research of Dr. Frank Fincham and Dr. Ross May. You can read the entire article here. (…) Research on the predictors of infidelity has linked the behavior to an array of personality, situational, and demographic variables. While some of those, such as low religiosity […]

A look back at 2017 | Dr. Gregory J. Harris

Many know Dr. Gregory J. Harris as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, but his role extends well beyond addressing student issues in the College. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Family and Child Sciences and commits a great amount of effort toward improving the classroom experience. Earlier this year, […]

Spirituality, Prayer, Relationships and Health

Over the course of dozens of studies, Frank Fincham has compiled an impressive list of ways that prayer and forgiveness make a difference. Frank Fincham, who holds an endowed chair of the Florida State University College of Human Sciences, is a former Rhodes Scholar with an Oxford doctorate and a long track record of insightful […]

Undergrad wins competitive grant competition

Allison Janzen, a junior Family and Child Sciences major, has been selected by the Association for Psychological Science as the undergraduate student winner of the Student Grant Competition. Her proposal, titled “Sustainable Consumption: Dyadic Evaluation and Inducement” highlights the importance of evaluating sustainable consumption within the context of relationships. The project extends understanding of sustainable […]

FCS Student earns prestigious Boren scholarship to study abroad

Rayne Neunie, a senior majoring in family and child sciences from Hollywood, Fla., is headed to Tanzania to study Swahili this fall. She started to learn the language during an internship to Kenya last summer. During that educational experience, Neunie developed a “Mother’s Care Program” and taught 16 traditional birth attendants how to safely deliver […]

Riding a romantic roller coaster? Relationship anxiety may be to blame

Loves me, loves me not. Turns out that anxiety over that very question may be detrimental to the long-term success of a relationship. In a recent study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Florida State University graduate student Ashley Cooper explores how high levels of fluctuation in how secure an individual feels in his […]