Angelina Sutin

Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others’ bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the specific alchemy of an individual’s personality — their distinct blend of conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism and extraversion — is […]

Massive study by FSU researchers confirms that loneliness increases risk of dementia

A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. The risk is across the board, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or education — or whether you […]

Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s, and FSU researchers want to know why

It’s a million-dollar question: Why do people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latino whites? FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. For the […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: June 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Dawn Carr, Ph.D. (Sociology), Miles Taylor, Ph.D. (Sociology) and Walter Boot, Ph.D. (Psychology) have been elected as fellows of the Gerontological Society of America, the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. Fellowship is an acknowledgement of outstanding and continuing work in […]