Education & Society

FSU researchers find negative parenting leaves males more likely to develop negative traits

Harsh and negative parenting has long been linked to the development of callous-unemotional traits in children and adolescents.  Now, a study by Florida State University researchers has found that maltreated males are more likely to develop those callous-unemotional traits than females. Callous-unemotional traits include lying, cheating and a lack of guilt.  Researcher Bridget Joyner, a […]

FSU College of Education launches online master’s program in measurement and statistics

The Florida State University College of Education has launched a new online master’s program in measurement and statistics. The program is designed for students and professionals in education and other social science fields who are interested in the quantitative analysis of educational and social data. While the on-campus measurement and statistics program has existed since […]

Florida State University remembers renowned structural biologist Donald Caspar

Donald Caspar, professor emeritus in Florida State University’s Institute of Molecular Biophysics and a celebrated scientist who spent much of his career studying viruses, died Nov. 27. He was 94. Caspar coined the term “structural biology,” now used by researchers worldwide to describe the field focused on identifying the molecular structures and interactions of biological […]

FSU named to ESPN Honor Roll for Special Olympics Unified Sports Programs

Florida State University was recently named to a list of 25 schools on the ESPN Honor Roll, a part of ESPN’s Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. FSU is the only university in Florida to receive this recognition in 2021. Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is a program for schools that intentionally promote […]

FSU center, WFSU and Early Learning Coalition partner to bring PBS Edcamp to local educators

Florida State University, WFSU and the Early Learning Coalition are teaming up to bring an in-person workshop that offers continuing education to local educators. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children in the FSU College of Social Work has partnered with the local PBS station WFSU Public Media and the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend to host PBS […]

FSU center partners with Early Childhood Education Group to support teachers with new trainings

The Florida State University Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children and the Florida Association for Education of Young Children (FLAEYC) have launched a new certification program to assist teachers in developing skills to better educate and support the emotional needs of their students. “A major factor contributing to failures in […]

FSU College of Education faculty member to retire after 46-year tenure

Robert A. Reiser, associate dean for research and Robert M. Morgan Professor of Instructional Systems, will retire at the end of the year after 46 years of service to Florida State University. Reiser began at Florida State in 1976 as a research associate in the Learning Systems Institute and an assistant professor in the College […]

FSU College of Education to participate in statewide giving challenge

The Florida State University College of Education will join eight other education colleges around the state in the first-ever ElevatED Challenge — a donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education. From Nov. 22 through Nov. 30, eight of the nine Colleges of Education in the State University System of Florida will […]

FSU interdisciplinary study aims to understand psychological effects of existential relatedness following recent Cat 5 hurricanes 

In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic increase in extreme natural disasters that greatly impact communities around the globe. A new Florida State University interdisciplinary study explores resilience outcomes within communities affected by deadly hurricanes, with a particular interest in the protective role of faith and positive personality traits. “Amy Ai and her research team have […]

FSU College of Education to host COE Preview Week

Florida State University’s College of Education is hosting COE Preview Week, a virtual graduate programs open house. At this event, prospective students will be able to learn more about the college’s graduate programs and certificate programs from faculty, admissions staff and students. They’ll also be able to take both virtual and on-campus tours of FSU’s campus, as well as the […]

FSU College of Education to honor 2021 distinguished alumni

The Florida State University College of Education has named its Distinguished Alumni for 2021. The college will recognize six individuals for their achievements in the field of education during a ceremony to be held Friday, Oct. 22, as a part of Homecoming Week. “I am honored to welcome the newest class of Distinguished Alumni to the College of Education,” said Damon Andrew, dean of the College of Education. “We are excited to have them on […]

FSU College of Social Work study examines incel terrorism with an eye on violence prevention

A recent study from Florida State University’s College of Social Work examined the 2018 incel-related violence that took place at a local yoga studio, utilizing case study methodology to provide a fuller description and deeper understanding of the event. “Incels represent a growing population of men who hold anti-feminist views and rely heavily on the internet […]