Mickey Langlais, Ph.D., CFLE

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Get to know Mickey


I am interested in helping individuals form and maintain healthy relationships across the lifespan, particularly romantic relationships. I am passionate about the role that development plays in the formation and dissolution of close relationships, which is the focus of my teaching at Florida State University. Not only am I passionate about teaching these topics, but I continue to conduct research in these areas as well. Currently, my research interests focus on the development of adolescent romantic relationships, sexual identity development, and the contribution of technology within this developmental period.


  • B.A., Psychology and Classical Civilizations with Honors, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • M.S., Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas – Austin
  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas – Austin

Selected Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Courses Taught:
CHD 2220: Child Growth and Development
CHD 3243: Contexts of Adolescent Development
FAD 3220: Individual and Lifespan Development

Seidman, G., Langlais, M. R., & Havens, A. (2019). Romantic relationship-oriented Facebook activities and the satisfaction of belonging needs. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8, 52–62.

Langlais, M. R., DeAnda, J. S., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2018). The impact of mothers’ post-divorce breakups on children’s problem behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 2643-2655.

Langlais, M. R. (2018). Experiential learning in family life education: Low, medium, and high dosage projects. Journal of Experiential Education, 41, 382-396.

Langlais, M. R., Asay, S., Vaterlaus, J. M., & Walker, A. (2017). A qualitative examination of male enrollment in family science courses. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 46, 57-69.

Langlais, M. R., Surra, C. A., Anderson, E. R. & Priem, J. S. (2017). Differentiating declining commitment and breakup using commitment to wed. Journal of Family Studies, 23, 352-370.

Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2016). Consequences of dating for post-divorce maternal well-being. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 1032-1046.


  • Top Paper Award for the Media Studies Interest Group of the Central States Communication Association
  • Outstanding Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Paper Award from the Advancing Family Science Section of NCFR
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Emerging Scholar Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
  • University of Nebraska – Kearney Outstanding Faculty Award – Untenured Research 2016-17
  • University of Nebraska – Kearney Outstanding Faculty Award – Untenured Teaching 2015-16
  • University of Nebraska – Kearney Undergraduate Student Research Faculty Mentor Award
  • Faculty Member of the Year from University of Nebraska – Kearney Student Body 2015-16
  • University of Texas – Austin Human Ecology Sharp Scholarship
  • University of Texas – Austin Ima Hogg Memorial Scholarship