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Family Studies and Human Development

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
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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
Degrees: 
M.A., Psychology

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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

 

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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

Young adults feel financial strain

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For many young adults, goals and lifestyle choices aren't even on their radar because they're under financial stress, according to a new study released by the Norton School, the latest installment of a nationally acclaimed study launched to track the financial attitudes and workplace changes of more than 2,000 students through their college years and into adult life.

Think about the way you'd like to see your twentysomething start out life after college. A full-time job with financial stability. Living away from your cozy confines. Read more »

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Don't Neglect the Signs of Neglect in Young Children

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Dr. Ann Mastergeorge, Norton School Developmental scientist, Huffington Post blog on detecting and following up on the possible signs of neglect.

More children suffer from neglect in the United States than from physical and sexual abuse combined, although neglect receives significantly less attention. Read more »

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amastergeorge@email.arizona.edu
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Why following through with household chores is everything

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Norton School Alum, Dr. Renée Peltz Dennison shares her expertise on creating a fulfilling and successful relationship. In this podcast, Dr. Dennison gives relationship advice on why following through with household chores is everything!

Join Norton School Alum Dr. Renée Peltz Dennison as she shares her expertise on creating a fulfilling and successful relationship. Read more »

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rpdennison@smcm.edu


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