frank fincham

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

Helicopter parenting is a style of parenting in which parents excessively monitor their children and often remove obstacles from their paths, instead of helping them develop the skills to handle the inevitable difficulties of life. In their work, published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, researchers looked at why helicopter parenting may harm young […]

FCS Professor Receives Prestigious Award

Family and Child Sciences professor Dr. Frank Fincham was recently selected as the recipient of the International Association for Relationship Research 2018 Distinguished Career Award. The award recognizes those who have a full career of eminent, notable contributions to research and theory in relationship science. Its intended to acknowledge a long span of work that has enriched our understanding […]

A Secret Affair: Who Cheats and Why?

The following is from an article in Psychology Today featuring the research of Dr. Frank Fincham and Dr. Ross May. You can read the entire article here. (…) Research on the predictors of infidelity has linked the behavior to an array of personality, situational, and demographic variables. While some of those, such as low religiosity […]

Spirituality, Prayer, Relationships and Health

Over the course of dozens of studies, Frank Fincham has compiled an impressive list of ways that prayer and forgiveness make a difference. Frank Fincham, who holds an endowed chair of the Florida State University College of Human Sciences, is a former Rhodes Scholar with an Oxford doctorate and a long track record of insightful […]