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James Ippolito

When James Ippolito presented his undergraduate research at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in 2018, he had no idea it would lead him to enroll as a graduate student at Florida State University. At the time, Ippolito was an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire, presenting research related to multivitamin/mineral […]

FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children’s self-control skills

Parents who continue to hover over their children as they move through early adulthood and begin college: Please don’t. New research from Florida State University explores how helicopter parenting leads to lower self-control among young adults, which could contribute to school burnout. The research also suggests that helicopter parenting from fathers could be especially harmful. […]

FSU researcher: Leap to middle school is hard, but can be a fresh start for socially anxious children

For young people, the transition from elementary to middle school can be a time of stress, disruption and discomfort. For children who already have trouble interacting with their peers, the transition can be particularly fraught. In a study published online earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Florida State University developmental psychologist […]