April 05, 2019
New interview method can lead to tailored approaches to address family aggression
Interparental aggression often co-occurs with aggression toward kids UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Parents in the midst of a psychologically or physically aggressive argument tend to also be aggressive with their children, according to researchers at Penn State. The team found that this "spillover" of aggression toward children causes kids to exhibit greater fear during future incidents of interparental aggression, regardless of the severity of those future incidents, than children who do not experience this spillover effect.Read more.
March 15, 2019
Inaugural substance abuse conference to be held April 29 at University Park
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA) will host a conference to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, foundation representatives, and the public to discuss significant and emerging problems in combating substance abuse.Read more.
March 13, 2019
A close watch: IST seed grant funds study to assess and predict substance co-use
IST and HHD researchers to analyze alcohol and marijuana use in young adults using Apple WatchesRead more.
March 13, 2019
Families and schools may play key roles in promoting adolescent self-confidence
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Self-confidence is critical for teens as they prepare for the challenges of adulthood, and both families and schools may together play a vital role in boosting adolescents’ confidence even in the face of difficulties with family, according to researchers.Read more.
March 07, 2019
2019 Lecture on Compassion to focus on cultivating mental health
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —The importance of promoting mental health and well-being among women, children and families will be the topic of the fourth annual Lecture on Compassion. Sona Dimidjian, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss “Expanding Compassion: Reflections on Our Research, Practice, and Lives” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in 110 Henderson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception following.Read more.