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, 62(8), 534-541.
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
Gouker, 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.
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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 »
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 »
The latest installment of an ongoing Norton School, Take Charge America Institute study finds that more than half of those graduates require financial support more than two years after college. Moreover, 50.6% of college graduates surveyed say they rely on financial support from family members, including almost half of those who are employed full-time.
Father’s Day has come and gone, but many Dads are wondering when twenty-something son or daughter is going to get off the family dole. Read more »
Norton School Faculty Dr. Charles Raison's on research that can reduce your depression and improve your heart health,
"For many people, antidepressants are very beneficial and help them get rid of the depression,” said Dr. Charles L. Raison, associate professor of at the University of Arizona. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »