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FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

View the original story by Lauren Anista at news.fsu.edu. Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study. Melissa Radey, Associate Professor, College of Social Work College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of […]

Several FCS faculty publish new textbook on current family stress & challenges

Today’s modern family has evolved throughout the years as more are faced with mounting adversity. Coping and overcoming hardships has created new kinds of challenges, raising questions for researchers. “…like conflict, stress seems to be an inevitable consequence of the human experience and family stressors are no different. All stress is not bad or damaging. […]

Meet Bella Hudson, making an impact through creativity

Isabella (“Bella”) Hudson is an advocate for helping others through the creative process. She majored in family and child sciences, obtained a minor in psychology, and took several art classes along the way with the goal of becoming an art therapist. During her time at the College of Human Sciences, Bella was a student intern […]

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 […]

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 […]