University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family Studies and Human Development

When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain

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Why do jobless people tend to have a higher body mass index than those who are employed? An assistant professor of psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine, collaborating with the Norton School's Dr. Emily Butler, will look at how post-job-loss changes in sleep and social rhythm – a person's daily routine – might affect weight.

Patricia Haynes in the UA College of Medicine has been awarded $3.1 million to study the relationship between unemployment and putting on pounds. Read more »

News Contact: 
Emily A. Butler, Ph.D.
Contact Email: 
eabutler@u.arizona.edu

Norton School Faculty Co-Investigator on $3.1M NIH Grant

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Co-investigator Emily A. Butler, PhD, is part of a grant to study obesity, sleep, and daily behaviors in people who have involuntarily lost their job

Patricia Haynes, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine, along with co-investigator Co-investigator Emily A. Read more »

News Contact: 
eabutler@email.arizona.edu
Contact Us: 
eabutler@email.arizona.edu

Mindfulness Training May Assuage Early-Life Trauma

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Norton School Affiliate Faculty Thaddeus Pace on how mindfullness and resilience can help with the effects of traumatic stress.

We live in an increasingly stressful world. There’s an aspirational sense things should improve with time, witness the U.S. War on Poverty or the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. Read more »

News Contact: 
Thaddeus Pace
Contact Email: 
twwpace@email.arizona.edu
Contact Us: 
families@cals.arizona.edu

Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood?

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About 28 percent of young adults in the Norton School APLUS study say that marriage is not an important life goal, while 27 percent say that having children is not.

What does it mean to be a "grown-up?" Read more »

News Contact: 
Dr. Joyce Serido
Contact Email: 
aplus@email.arizona.edu
Contact Us: 
aplus@email.arizona.edu

Nila Shakiba

Nila Shakiba
Last Name: 
Shakiba
First Name: 
Nila
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Graduate Student

Alexandria Pech

Alexandria Pech
Last Name: 
Pech
First Name: 
Alexandria
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
Psychology B.A. , Human Development B.A.
Hometown: 
San Pedro, Los Angeles County

Alexandria is a second-year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. Read more »

Recent Accomplishments: 

National Science Foundation Graduate Rsearch Fellowship Program 2015 Honorable Mention

Graduate Student

Ana Fonseca

Ana Fonseca
Last Name: 
Fonseca
First Name: 
Ana
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Graduate Student

Melissa Flores

Melissa Flores
Last Name: 
Flores
First Name: 
Melissa
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
MS Psychology

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Recent Accomplishments: 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Vargas, P. A., Flores, M., & Robles, E. (2014). Sleep Quality and Body Mass Index in College Students: The Role of Sleep Disturbances. Journal of American College Health, (just-accepted), 00-00.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Flores, M., Borders J., Butler, E.A. (2015, March) Weight maintenance in couples: positive and negative partner influences on BMI and percent body fat. Poster submitted to the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA. 

Vargas, P. A., Morton T. A., Flores, M., & Robles, E. (May, 2014) Sleeping patterns and psychological risk factors among college students. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Flores, M, Swanson, H., Roberts, N. A., & Burleson, M. H. (2013, February) Sleeping together: marital satisfaction and the social context of sleep. Poster presented at The Happiness and Well-Being Pre-Conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Flores, M., Lara, G., Altholz, R. L., Jackson, S., & Vargas, P. A. (2013, April). Health in happiness: predictors of self-reported health in college students. Poster presented at The Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Reno, NV.

Lara, G., Flores, M., Altholz, R. L., Jackson, S., & Vargas, P. A. (2013, May). Allergies and self-medication in college students.  Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Powell, K., Walter, C. M., Valancova, K., Vincellete, T., Flores, M., & Roberts, N.A. (2011, October). Emotions in police marriages: Implications for couples under stress. Poster presented at The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR); Health, Emotions, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ.

Valancova, K., Guan, X., Martinez-Morales, V., Bear, M., Flores, M., Roberts, N. A., & Burleson, M. H. (2011, October). Acculturation-related differences in attitudes and experiences of physical affection and touch. Poster presented at The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR); Health, Emotions, and Relationships, Tucson, AZ.

Aguirre, F., Flores, M., Argueta, N., & Bigler, R. (2011, February). Culturally compatible psychoeducation: Improving attitudes toward help seeking in Mexican American undergraduates. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Winter Roundtable, New York, NY.

Graduate Student

Jacy K Farkas

Jacy K Farkas
Last Name: 
Farkas
First Name: 
Jacy
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
University of Arizona: BA, MA

 

Academic & Professional Interests: Read more »

Recent Accomplishments: 

Related Links

Sonoran UCEDD (University Center for Excellence in Disabilities) - http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu

A Person-Centered Arizona - www.person-centeredaz.org

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jacy_Farkas

Graduate Student

Caroline Chavez

Caroline Chavez
Last Name: 
Chavez
First Name: 
Caroline
Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
B.A. in Psychology
Hometown: 
CA

 

 

Minor: 
Psychology
Graduate Student


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