Education & Society

FSU researcher finds adolescent views of law enforcement can improve over time

What do cheese, jeans and wine all have in common? They get better with time. New research from Florida State University finds that’s also true of teenagers’ attitudes toward law enforcement as they become adults. A research team, led by Assistant Professor of Criminology Kyle McLean, found that teens’ attitudes toward law enforcement tend to […]

Older immigrants living in U.S. more satisfied with life than native-born counterparts

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University. A team of researchers, including FSU Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr, found […]

Breaking down bullying: FSU researchers find girls more likely to notice, interpret and intervene

Forget what you’ve heard about mean girls; new research from Florida State University finds girls are far more likely than boys to notice instances of bullying and interpret them as emergencies. Those findings were recently published in the Journal of Early Adolescence. Lyndsay Jenkins is an assistant professor in the FSU College of Education and […]

Women in a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars characters’ costumes reflect shift from power to romance

Changes in costume in the female leads, Padmé and Leia, in Star Wars Episodes I through VI parallel shifts in the characters’ positions of power, a new study by Florida State University researchers suggests. These changes in costume and status seem to be linked to the progression of the characters’ romantic relationships and take focus […]

FSU researcher finds data-driven evidence on warrior vs. guardian policing

The pros and cons of policing methods have been heavily debated for decades in the United States. Now, a Florida State University-led team of researchers has created a model to measure the differences between two distinct approaches to policing — the warrior approach and the guardian approach. Assistant Professor Kyle McLean said the concepts — […]

Florida State University continues partnership to develop Nigerian reading center

Florida State University hosted a delegation of senior administrators and faculty from Nigeria’s Bayero University-Kano last month to continue their efforts in developing the Nigerian Center for Reading Research and Development. Florida State’s Learning Systems Institute entered a collaborative agreement with the Bayero University-Kano in May 2017 to form the center aimed at strengthening the […]

FSU researchers find divorce has little impact on criminal behavior by adolescents, adults

Divorce may contribute to a temporary bump in criminal behavior and delinquency among children, but it lessens over time, according to a new study by Florida State University researchers. While previous research has linked changes in family structure, such as parental divorce, to juvenile delinquency, few studies have examined this impact over time from early […]

Sport management students get hands-on experience at College Football Playoff

Education is a journey, and some journeys are epic. For Jason Pappas, teaching faculty and director of undergraduate practicum in the Department of Sport Management, helping students enjoy epic experiences is just part of the job. Recently, Pappas brought eight FSU Sport Management students to San Jose, California, for the College Football Playoff championship game Jan. […]

FSU College of Education launches new programs focused on autism

The demand for autism spectrum disorder teachers and other professionals has increased dramatically over the years, and Florida State University is offering new educational opportunities to meet this demand. The FSU College of Education has created a number of programs aimed at preparing individuals to work with children and adults who are on the spectrum, […]

FSU College of Education dean named fellow of national kinesiology association

Florida State University College of Education Dean Damon Andrew has been named a fellow by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education. Andrew accepted the honor Friday, Jan. 11, at the association’s annual conference in Savannah, Georgia. He joins the ranks of this selective and elite membership, becoming the 31st fellow in this prestigious […]

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 […]