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.
October 31, 2019
Heard on Campus: Provost Nick Jones on the importance of science communication
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Synergy between scientists’ work and the communication of how and why it matters is essential to ensuring our society’s ability to make thoughtful decisions about the pressing issues we face.Read more.
October 30, 2019
New project to study harsh parenting to inform better interventions
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Research shows that harsh parenting results in children with lower self-esteem and behavior problems, but many parents still practice it. Penn State researchers were recently awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the scientific understanding of harsh discipline and the role parents play in using it.Read more.
October 28, 2019
New report offers key recommendations for supporting principals and creating caring schools
Based on decades of evidence, report calls for action at every levelRead more.