November 20, 2019
Sexual minorities continue to face discrimination, despite increasing support
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Despite increasing support for the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community, discrimination remains a critical and ongoing issue for this population, according to researchers.Read more.
November 20, 2019
College students may get health benefits from less than one extra hour of sleep
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — College life can be rigorous and exhausting, but new research suggests that just one extra hour of sleep a night is not only possible, but can also have significant health benefits for college students.Read more.
November 18, 2019
PRC 20th anniversary brochure now available
The PRC's 20th anniversary brochure contains up-to-date information about our innovative research projects and programs promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities across Pennsylvania and worldwide.Read more.
November 13, 2019
Large-scale survey of Penn State students gathers data on emotional, environmental and social aspects of college life
To gain a deeper understanding about the lives of college students, Penn State researchers in the College of Health and Human Development are going straight to the source – the students themselves. On Nov. 6, the research team emailed a survey link to approximately 33,000 undergraduates from 9 Penn State campuses. The survey, designed to take about 10 minutes to complete, contained questions about emotional, environmental and social factors that may relate to college students’ health and behavior.Read more.
November 07, 2019
Professor to moderate congressional briefing on opioid dependence, addiction
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Diana Fishbein, professor of human development and family studies and director of the Program of Translational Research on Adversity Neurodevelopment in the Prevention Research Center at Penn State, is co-organizing and moderating the congressional briefing, “The Real Dangers of Equating Opioid Dependence with Addiction,” at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, D.C.Read more.