Dr. Brian Cannon appointed department chair of History
Dr. Brian Cannon has been appointed as the new department chair in History, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Cannon replaces Dr. Eric Dursteler, who has served as department chair since 2016. Read More
Study shows that immigrant students raise classroom performance
A group of sociology researchers recently tested claim that immigrant students drain resources from native-born students -- but they found just the opposite to be true. Read more.
Norwegian newspaper features family history intern Annie Smith
Norwegian newspaper Hamar Dagblad interviewed family history intern Annie Smith along with the managing director of the Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Ola Aas. Read more
Research finds home size does not equal family happiness
Researchers in the School of Family Life recently found that how families perceive their homes has more of an effect on family happiness than the size of the house or number of bedrooms. Read more
Compassion Focused Therapy teaches students balance
Psychology professors Kara Cattani and Gary Burlingame’s research into Compassion Focused Therapy shows students how being vulnerable and compassionate can change the way they see themselves and their world. Read more
Utah Colleges Exit Poll Retired after 36 Years
The Utah Colleges Exit Poll has been an Election Day fixture since 1982. BYU political science professor and poll director David Magelby said this year's midterms is the first election in 36 years without the student-run poll. According to Magleby, the Utah Colleges Exit Poll was unique because it was conducted by undergraduate students and included a conglomerate of schools, majors, professors and students across the state.
12 takeaways from FHSS Alumni Achievement lecturer Jack Zenger
Like most students on campus, College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences 2018 Alumni Achievement lecturer Jack Zenger also struggled with deciding what to major in and what to pursue after graduation. Now a successful CEO and world-renown thought leader in leadership development, Zenger shared several pieces of advice on how to utilize psychology in the business world
"I was never the girly-girl": At BYU visit, Colbie Caillat talks body image and BYU Research
The Family that Prays Together Feels Unified and Bonded with less Relational Tension
In a recently-published study in the Journal of Family Psychology, BYU researchers explored how family prayer influences family relationships, finding a connection between prayer and a number of benefits for families.
BYU Family History and Genealogy Students Connect Missing Soldiers to their Families
A group of BYU students has answered the Army's call for genealogical reinforcements. With more than 82,000 Americans still missing from conflicts dating back to World War II, students at the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy have been working with the Army and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to return the remains of missing soldiers to their family members.
Talking commitment: Upcoming Hinckley Lecture on cohabitation, commitment and marriage
Cohabitation is not an issue at BYU. In fact, as well-educated, religious and generally economically-sound individuals, students at BYU are among the least likely to cohabitate before marriage. But BYU students and couples are just as susceptible as anyone to
Hickman lecture 2018: How passion can change your life and relationships
Relationships aren't only meant to be enjoyed in the next life. They are conditions of salvation itself. This is why passion is so significant in our journey through life. In the 13th Annual Martin B. Hickman lecture, Professor of Family Life, Dean Busby highlights the ways in which passion is crucial and beautiful in our lives and relationships.