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Parents Volunteering at School Should Tailor Skills to Different Stages

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​Fewer parents are volunteering at their children's schools just as new research shows it yields benefits from better grades to lower rates of depression. Read the full Wall Street Journal article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/parents-volunteering-at-school-should-tailor-skills-to-different-stages-1533134808 which links to a 10-year ...

Is it Better to be Like Your Partner?

Particularly for people who worry about being abandoned, being similar to one’s partner can be helpful (Credit: Javier Hirschfeld/Getty).
​Researchers have found that how similar you are to your partner can affect your happiness- but it's complicated. "Is it better to be like your partner?" was published on British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) Future segment site and features Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Neff and fifth year PhD student...

Fox 7 Interview with Dr. Aprile Benner on Racial and Ethnic Bias

​Racial and Ethnic Bias and its Impact on Health and WellbeingA new study conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin shows young minorities who face discrimination based on their race or ethnicity may feel the impact on their health and wellbeing. Human Development and Family Sciences Associate Professor Dr. Aprile Benner di...

HDFS Professor Dr. Su Yeong Kim Named Incoming Editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology Journal

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Su Yeong Kim has been named as the incoming editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (CDEMP), the journal of Division 45 of the American Psychological Association. She joins an esteemed group of previous editors: Drs. Michael Zarate, Gordon Nagayama Hall, Gail Wyatt, founding editor Lillian Com...

Childhood International Perspective: HDFS 2018 Maymester

​I remember sitting on the floor of DFW International Airport with strangers who would soon become close friends, talking about how surreal this experience that hadn't yet begun was going to be, how surreal it already was. Twenty-two students, myself included, enrolled in the Human Development and Family Sciences Maymester that would take us all ar...