College of Human Sciences

Get your head in the game: Research shows mindfulness in relationship is key to a happy couple

A Florida State University researcher has found that an individual’s ability to be mindful or stay in the present has a profound effect on a romantic partner’s happiness. Assistant Professor of Family and Child Sciences Jonathan Kimmes published a new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy that found romantic partners were much […]

National organization honors Family and Child Sciences chair for mentoring work

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has selected Joe Grzywacz, the Norejane Hendrickson Professor of Family & Child Sciences at Florida State University, as a 2019 recipient of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding mentorship to students and colleagues during his career. Grzywacz was one of two NCFR members to […]

FSU experts available to discuss 50th anniversary of moon landing

On July 20, 1969, four days after lifting off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edward “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. landed Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first humans to touch down on the lunar surface. Fifty years later, the Apollo 11 mission is […]

FSU researcher investigates link between alcohol and cancer-related condition

A Florida State University researcher is exploring the effects of chronic alcohol consumption on cancer cachexia, a common condition cancer patients suffer from that is characterized by the loss of muscle mass. Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Science Jennifer Steiner has received a $750,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to investigate how […]

Discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. For more visit https://fla.st/2Xh6JLx

Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. In collaboration with scientists from across the nation, FSU researchers […]

Give in order to receive: FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study. College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of Human Sciences Professor Lenore McWey examined the support networks of low-income mothers using secondary data from mothers […]

Three recent FSU grads win Humanity in Action fellowships

Three recent graduates of Florida State University received 2019 fellowships from Humanity in Action, an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world. Beginning this summer, fellowship winners Brandon Brown, Saleshia Ellis and Kiara Gilbert will participate in the one-year program, which brings together international groups of university […]

FSU mourns loss of Lawton Professor Shridhar K. Sathe

The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of Shridhar K. Sathe, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Hazel K. Stiebeling Professor in the College of Human Sciences, who died Thursday, April 4, at the age of 68. “Dr. Sathe was an internationally renowned scientist, but more importantly, he was a loving father and […]

FSU research: What you learn from mom and dad plays role in friendship development

The way parents respond to their children’s wants and needs can play a critical role in the way they learn to form strong friendships, according to a new Florida State University study. Bethany Blair, an assistant professor of family and child sciences at FSU, found that parents who responded to their children in a warm […]

Healthy holiday tips, recipes from FSU students

Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season fill many people with joy — and cookies and cocktails.   As we head into the holidays, many people are naturally concerned about how the merriment will affect their waistlines.   The graduate students at Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science offered up some advice, along with some […]

FSU researcher finds Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts — vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for […]