Education & Society

FSU research finds religious involvement impacts women’s body mass

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement. The findings, by Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and recent FSU graduates Dawn Godbolt and Preeti Vaghela, were published in a […]

FSU Researcher: Unfair treatment by police linked to physiological impacts among black men

Advocates of proactive policing argue that stopping and searching law-abiding citizens is a minor inconvenience. However, researchers from Florida State University have found it might actually be getting under the skin of black men — literally. In a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, FSU researchers found a strong link […]

FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles Taylor and […]

FSU College of Education professor receives distinguished service award

Florida State University’s Robert Reiser, associate dean of research at the College of Education and the Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT), the field’s major professional organization. For more than 40 years, the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program […]

Home for the holidays: FSU researcher finds women more likely to stay away from the wheel

As people across the country prepare to travel home for the holidays, mothers and grandmothers may be phoning a friend or family member to get them there. A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or […]

Policy Pub to dissect midterm elections

Now that the midterm elections are over, the final Policy Pub of the Fall 2018 series will look at what’s in store for the nation going forward. The popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents Assistant Professor of Political Science Douglas Ahler to […]

FSU researchers find low resilience puts men at risk for depression

Men who lack resilience are exponentially more vulnerable to becoming severely depressed after their spouse dies, according to a new study from Florida State University researchers. Brittany King, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, along with Assistant Professor Dawn Carr and Associate Professor Miles Taylor, examined the symptoms of depression in older men […]

FSU researcher finds Latino men in the U.S. more susceptible to obesity

Moving to the United States could be taking a toll on the health of Latino men. A new study from Florida State University found Latino men who are born or live in the United States for more than five years are more susceptible to obesity. In the study recently published in the American Journal of […]

Issues over ideology: FSU researcher finds polarized candidates can still represent constituents best

America’s seemingly polarized elected officials might be the best representation of their constituents, according to a new study out of Florida State University. Researchers found politicians’ stances on issues such as immigration and abortion matter more to voters than their overarching ideologies. Doug Ahler, an assistant professor of political science, and his colleague David Brockman […]

FSU College of Social Work launches inaugural lecture series

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children will launch its inaugural research lecture series, “Engage, Inform, & Influence,” this month. The series commences with a lecture by Samantha Goldfarb, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine and the College of Human Sciences. She’ll present, “Substance Use […]

FSU professor leads mission to teach civil rights history to students and teachers in the Mississippi Delta

A Florida State University professor is leading an effort to bring to life and celebrate the powerful contributions of 1960s civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, while empowering youth through the art of filmmaking. Davis W. Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, helped conduct a […]

FSU study finds religious involvement does little to prevent opioid abuse

Does going to church help people avoid struggles with opioid abuse? New research from Florida State University says no. In a new study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, a team of researchers led by FSU Associate Professor Amy Burdette examined the correlation ­— or lack thereof — between drug use […]