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Lesley Ross, associate professor of human development and family studies, and colleagues found that a particular kind of computerized cognitive training program reduced the risk of dementia among older adults across a ten-year period.

The College of Health and Human Development announced recipients of its 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards. A reception honoring the awardees was held Nov. 15 in the Bennett Pierce Living Center in Henderson Building at Penn State University Park.

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Penn State University have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

The College of Health and Human Development recognizes the 2017-18 Teaching Excellence Award recipients.

Steffany Fredman, assistant professor of human development and family studies, is leading treatment interventions for military personnel and veterans with PTSD and their families, with the goal of determining if the interventions are effective at treating PTSD and improving family relationships.

Promoting the rights of children and having some fun at the same time is the goal of the Universal Children’s Day celebration at Penn State York.

Americans largely agree on what makes people feel loved, according to researchers. In the United States, people find small gestures like showing compassion or snuggling with a child as the most loving, while controlling behaviors are seen as the least loving.

The impacts of new technology on relationships and family dynamics was the focus the of the 25th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues, held recently at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.

At University Park and around the world, Penn State students are actively involved in research that supports health and human development.

Penn State researchers have found that teens who are sensation seekers -- people who seek out new and intense experiences -- may be more likely to smoke cigarettes.

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