Department of Sociology

Do your share: Perception of fair division of housework linked to better sex among married individuals in midlife

Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life, according to new research by Florida State University. FSU Sociology Professor Anne Barrett and her former student Alexandra Raphael found that when wives reported an unfair arrangement in the […]

FSU researcher: Women do get better with age

A Florida State University researcher has found that younger women’s concerns about wrinkles and deteriorating health cause them to have lower emotional well-being than those women who’ve passed the so called ‘midlife crisis’ phase. Anne Barrett, sociology professor and director of FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, found that young women’s greater anxieties […]

FSU researcher: Plan ahead for successful aging

For many people, the prospect of aging is scary and uncomfortable, but Florida State University Assistant Professor Dawn Carr says that research reveals a few tips that can improve our chances of a long, healthy life.  Carr, who joined FSU’s Department of Sociology and the Pepper Institute on Aging and Social Policy this fall, is […]

Symposium highlights hip hop culture’s social impact

More than simply a style of music and fashion, hip hop is a phenomenon with broad social and cultural impact. Florida State University’s Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will highlight and examine the genre in an upcoming symposium.  “Hip Hop Is Life” will bring together educators, cultural critics, […]