University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family Studies and Human Development

The Lion in Your Lover's Eyes

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The Lion in Your Lover's Eyes - Norton School's Rebecca Reed on how an individual’s immune system responds to psychological stressors.

Norton School UA doctoral candidate Rebecca Reed is studying how an individual’s immune system responds to psychological stressors, such as an argument with a close relationship partner. Read more »

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US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High

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With thousands of teens getting pregnant each year, there’s still a long way to go, said Stephen Russell, interim director of the Norton School. “We think the rates (have gone) down and that’s good news," he said. "But they’re still dramatically higher than France, Germany, Switzerland.”

Teen pregnancy rates have dropped steadily and sharply across the U.S. over the past two decades, and Arizona has followed that trend. Read more »

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Stephen T. Russell
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The Truth Behind Gen Y’s Financial Optimism

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Results from the Norton School's APLUS study of recent grads reveals what it really takes to succeed today.

On the surface, Gen Y, those ebullient 20-somethings smiling into their phones as they snap selfies, can seem glowingly optimistic about their futures. Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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Half of college grads still relying on parents' money

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Two years out of college, half of graduates are relying on their parents or other family members for some sort of financial help, according to research from the University of Arizona, Norton School APLUS study.

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Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says

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Dr. Stephen Russell said the results confirm it is the combination of being bullied and being a bully that is "clearly linked to weapon carrying and thus the potential for serious harm in schools."

Teenage bullies and their victims are more likely to carry weapons than kids not involved in these abusive relationships, according to a new research review. Read more »

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Stephen T. Russell
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How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness

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The influence of fathers on their teenage children has long been overlooked. Now Dr. Bruce Ellis, Norton School faculty, and researchers are finding surprising ways in which dads make a difference.

May 1, 2014 By Paul Raeburn Read more »

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2 Years On, Two-Thirds of This Graduating Class Aren’t Financially Self-Sufficient

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The last few years haven’t been easy for new graduates, with a tight job market and, more often than not, student loans to repay. As for how young adults are managing such challenges, and how that will affect their future, a study from the Norton School is poised to offer some answers.

The last few years haven’t been easy for new graduates, with a tight job market and, more often than not, student loans to repay. Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

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Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators. American teens are much less likely to engage in bullying than they were a decade ago, new research suggests.

Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators. Read more »

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Stephen T. Russell
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Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health, study finds

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The post, published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology, argues that persons living in urban centers who have less access to green spaces may perhaps be more apt to have chronic inflammation, a situation triggered by immune system dysfunction....

The post, published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology, argues that persons living in urban centers who have less access to green spaces may perhaps be more apt to have chronic i Read more »

Congratulations FSHD Undergrads!

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Congratulations to our FSHD Award winners from the spring, 2014 graduation, for the undergraduate class!

Polly Elson Community Service Award - Sara Campbell

 

Faculty Recognition Award - Brianna Mason

 

Faculty Recognition Award - Drew Seamans Read more »



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