Human Development & Family Science

Apply Now: Study Family Science Abroad in Valencia, Spain

Interested in studying abroad in Valencia, Spain? Through FSU International Programs, students can study Family Science from June 22 to August 1, 2023. The program helps gain an understanding of Spanish culture and family life through visits to museums, cultural centers, schools, daycares, neighborhoods and local communities. These educational experiences allow for reflection on the […]

Lenore McWey selected as editor-elect of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Lenore McWey, Ph.D., LMFT, was selected as editor-elect of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy announced January 13. McWey is a professor and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral program at the College of Health and Human Sciences. She will officially take over duties […]

Doctoral student Kaley de Leon receives travel grant to attend NCFR conference

Kaley de Leon, a second-year doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Science program, received a travel grant to attend the annual conference for the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and present her latest research. The award was presented through the College of Health and Human Science’s Presentation Travel Award Program. “It is […]

Feng and Jalapa are inaugural HDFS Anderson Darling Award recipients

Qinglan Feng and Karina Jalapa were announced as the inaugural recipients of the Anderson Darling Award, which recognizes quality research among Human Development and Family Science doctoral students at Florida State. Feng and Jalapa are the first authors of papers presented at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis Nov. […]

Frank Fincham awarded $3.4M to establish psychological research on divine forgiveness

An eminent scholar in the Department of Human Development & Family Science has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the psychology of divine forgiveness or forgiveness from a higher power. “Divine forgiveness is a source of great comfort for people of faith,” said Frank Fincham, an FSU eminent scholar […]

FSU researcher receives NIH grant to investigate young adults with childhood histories of social withdrawal

This article originally appeared here. A Florida State University researcher is investigating how individuals who have a history of anxious withdrawal as children and adolescents fare with the pressures of early adulthood. Heidi Gazelle, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences, received […]

2022 Research Showcase Winners

On February 25, students from the departments of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology and Human Development & Family Science participated in the 2022 Research Showcase. The event spotlighted some of the most exciting research taking place at the College of Health and Human Sciences in two parts: the short oral presentation and the long oral presentation. […]

Marriage & Family Therapy Doctoral Candidate Chélynn Randolph Wins McKnight Dissertation Fellowship

Chélynn Randolph recently was named a McKnight Dissertation Fellow. She joins a prestigious group of scholars around the state of Florida across a number of disciplines. Winning the award surprised Chélynn. “It honestly felt surreal!” she says. “I know a few people who have been McKnight Doctoral Fellows and the competitiveness of the award was […]

Dr. Michele Parker Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Michele Parker, assistant professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Science, serves as a co-investigator on a new project that evaluates the impact of the True North PREP Program for underserved adolescents in Leon, Liberty, Duval, Jackson, and Broward Counties. The project was awarded the Personal Responsibility Education Program grant, which provides […]