University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family Studies and Human Development

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 »

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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 »

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Thaddeus Pace
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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 »

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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: 

 

 

The University of Arizona 2015 Centennial Achievement Graduate Student Award 

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
Minor: 
Methods and Statistics
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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Minor: 
Public Health, Biostatistics
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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 Health62(8), 534-541.

 

Selected Presentations 

Flores, M., & A. Fonseca. (2016, January) The effects of hopelessness and marital status on insulin resistance in women. Poster accepted for presentation at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA

Goeker, L.K, Flores, M., Butler, E.A. (2016, January) You make me sick: Daily stress mediates the relationship between protecting and changing with somatic symptoms. Poster accepted for presentation at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA.

Flores, M., & Butler, E. A. (2016, January). 10 things I hate about you: daily negativity, partner influences and support, and daily eating habits. Talk accepted for presentation at The Annual Meeting for The Society for Social Psychology and Personality, San Diego, CA.

Flores, M., & Butler, E. A. (2015, May) Actor-partner emotion regulation and demand-withdraw behavior.  Talk accepted for presentation at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, New York, NY. 

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.

 

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
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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