Human Development & Family Science

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 […]

Dr. Gregory J. Harris Re-Appointed as Interim Department Chair for HDFS

Dr. Gregory J. Harris was recently re-appointed as the Interim Department Chair in Human Development and Family Science this fall by Dean Michael Delp of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Florida State University. Dr. Harris will provide leadership for the talented faculty, top-notch doctoral and master’s students, and some of the brightest […]

Three College of Health and Human Sciences Faculty Members Receive Promotion

Two faculty members in the Department of Human Development & Family Science and one faculty member in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology received promotion. Dr. Nari Jeter was promoted to teaching faculty II in HDFS, where she has been a faculty member since 2014. Her research interests look at the relational processes across […]

HDFS Program Launches Study Abroad Program in Valencia for Summer 2022

The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites students to gain a unique perspective and make unforgettable memories while studying abroad in Valencia, Spain. Taking Family Science Abroad is the newly created study abroad program, which offers students a chance to learn about family life and Spanish culture in beautiful Valencia. The program takes […]

Intercultural Relationships Research

Invitation to Participate in a Research of Intercultural Relationships Culture plays a meaningful role in shaping who we are and our interactions with other people, and it can certainly affect how a romantic relationship works. This study aims to explore a person’s ability to navigate culture and culturally related experiences in a romantic setting. Your […]

HDFS Assistant Professor & Master’s Student Completed CMA Training

Graduate student, Delaney Davis, B.S. and Assistant Professor, Michele Parker, PhD in the Department of Human Development and Family Science recently completed their training to be Clinical Medical Assistants (CMA) at Florida Health Science Consulting in Tallahassee (https://healthscienceconsulting.com/). Ms. Davis is completing her certification to toward her graduate research on child healthcare. Dr. Parker is […]