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Mother of Four Earns Graduate Degree and Plans To Teach Sociology

All within the past five years, Jordan Coburn graduated with a double major in sociology and Spanish, worked as an English tutor, had four children and earned her graduate degree in sociology. “It is really easy to ... let your life be guided for you. ...take hold of your own life and your decisions and move forward with those in confidence.”
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Students Take Action in Communities with Civic Engagement Minor

As Anna Monson progressed in her biology education, she recognized that biologists discuss problems and even find answers, but they didn’t always know how to actually solve those problems in their community. With this in mind, Anna chose to diversify her education with a minor in civic engagement leadership.
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2022 Department Valedictorians Announced

Take a look at the outstanding students in each department and discover what BYU experiences helped them accomplish their education goals and prepared them for the next steps in their life.
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3 Professors Share How To Have Anxiety and Be a Social Scientist

As the school year nears its end, we’re all feeling it — the nervousness before finals, the stress and pressure to do well, the fear of what comes next. These anxious feelings aren’t exclusive to students.
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Mayan Greenstone Exhibit Curated by Students at Museum of Peoples and Cultures

The new “Mayan Greenstone” exhibit curates artifacts from the museum’s vast collection of Mesoamerican greenstone artifacts. What makes these particular artifacts so intriguing is that many are forgeries.
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Loneliness and Isolation Are Mortality Risks — Antidote Is Kindness

In the Hickman Outstanding Scholar lecture, Julianne Holt-Lunstad presented research that shows when individuals chose to reach out to neighbors in a positive way, they became significantly less lonely, social anxiety was reduced, neighborhood quality improved, and conflict reduced.
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Q&A with Economics Professor On Why Gas Prices Rose so Quickly

Assistant professor of economics, Christian vom Lehn, talks about the sharp jump in gas prices, inflation, and the factors influencing our current economy. "There’s a very common saying: ‘Gas prices rise like a rocket, fall like a feather.’"
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Indebtedness to God Increases Happiness, Desire to Serve

Research from BYU psychology doctoral student Jenae Nelson shows how recognizing what God has done for you and feeling an indebtedness toward Him doesn’t create feelings of obligation but rather leads to increased overall happiness and well-being.
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First-Gen Students Find Success with These Three Tips

Haylie June is a first-generation student, which means she will be the first in her family to obtain a bachelor's degree. Hundreds of students like June arrive at BYU every year, blazing a new trail and setting an example for the next generation, for siblings, and even for parents.
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Use Positive Psychology To Change Your Brain in Healthy Ways

A large portion of the population finds themselves trapped in a mental-health twilight zone. Jared Warren, associate professor of clinical and developmental psychology, has a solution — positive psychology, or the applied science of well-being.
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Durham Lecture Recap: Gail Miller on Courage and Giving

Gail Miller described her decision to run the family business once her husband passed away saying, “We had a reputation for being ethical, for being honest, for being fair, for treating our people right and providing good jobs. I knew that I could not let that die, so I gathered my courage and decided to step into a role that I was neither prepared for nor wanted.”
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What the Beijing 2022 Games Taught Us About US–China Relations

We watched the world’s greatest athletes compete and experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. But the conversation surrounding this Winter Olympics was a bit more complicated, according to Eric Hyer, associate professor of political science.
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"Picture a Social Scientist" Series Helps Students Know They Can Be a Social Scientist

“Our student body doesn’t always look like our faculty, and that creates a disconnect ,” says Mikaela Dufur, associate dean in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The “Picture a Social Scientist” series will promote belonging for groups underrepresented in academia.
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With a Free Relationship Checkup

In addition to your regular Valentine’s Day traditions this year, take advantage of the Comprehensive Clinic’s free relationship checkup. By taking inventory of your relationship, you and your partner can create a deeper connection and build a stronger bond.
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Like Mirabel in “Encanto,” Latin Youth Spend Time with Family

School of Family Life assistant professor Jocelyn Wikle recently co-authored a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family that indicates Latino youth spend significantly more time with family than teens from other ethnic groups spend with their families.
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Y Magazine: History Profs Provide Learning for Prisoners

Y Magazine highlights History professors Chris Hodson and Matt Mason for their work with University of Utah Prison Education Program. Mason sees this outreach as going to “people who are completely marginalized in our society—and just interacting with them as students.”
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VIDEO: A Thing of Beauty — The Art of Relationships

A relationship is like a great piece of art, says BYU professor of Family Life Chelom Leavitt. Enjoy this beautiful and inspiring video from Y Magazine featuring Leavitt. "Little moments together create joy in the pain and comfort in the sorrow—they are the brushstrokes that create a beautiful portrait of love."
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Poor Mental Health in Adolescence Precursor of Rapid Aging

Terrie E. Moffitt, will present the Hinckley lecture on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Center Assembly Hall. Discover how mental health in youth affects aging and why a more holistic approach to treatment is needed.
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Internship and Civic Engagement Fair Thursday, Jan. 20

Let the college-sponsored internship and civic engagement fair help you break out of the classroom when you meet with more than 40 organizations to help you determine your own career path.
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Teaching Kids About Money Pays Off — in Finances and Relationships

School of Family Life assistant professor Ashley LeBaron-Black published research that shows children who learn proper money management from their parents have more fulfilling relationships with partners in young adulthood.
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Less Sleep for Teens May Mean 4.5 Extra Pounds of Sugar

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Kara Duraccio finds that insufficient sleep in teenagers also increases the risk of weight gain and other cardiometabolic diseases.
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Student Researchers Shine at Poster Conferences

Students had the chance to show off their mentored research projects and win prizes in poster conferences held by the departments of political science and sociology during Fall Semester 2021.
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Unauthorized Love: Mixed-Citizenship Families and the Law

Jane Lopez, assistant professor of sociology, studied 56 mixed-citizenship couples and found that family reunification law leaves many baffled and disappointed as they strive to build a life together in the United States.
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Finances and Mental Health Predictors of Loneliness in Pandemic

Surveying over 20,000 people in 101 countries from June to November 2020, Psycology Professor Julianne-Holt Lunstad's research team saw more than a three-fold spike in severe loneliness overall.
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BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures Celebrates Día de los Muertos

Orange and gold marigolds and intricate face paintings were in high demand Monday night as the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures celebrated Día de los Muertos.
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5 Fast Highlights from the American Family Survey

The 2021 survey is the seventh annual survey and identifies important trends on how American families view marriage and government, and deal with issues of race and racism.
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Why You Need a Mission Statement

Living in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War presented unforgettable opportunities to Leslie Hinchcliff Edwards, the 2021 Honored Alumni from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.
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John Hinckley Honored at Museum of Peoples and Cultures

There was standing room only the night of Oct. 7 to celebrate Utah County resident John Hinckley for his lasting contributions to archaeological research.
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Provo Resident Honored for "Remarkable Contributions" to Utah History

John Hinckley was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Board of State History for preservation of Fremont archaeological sites.
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Alum Ryan Leavitt Gets Short Number for Suicide Hotline

Ryan Leavitt (BA ’11), partner at Barker Leavitt and BYU political science alumnus, was a lead staffer for the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, which resulted in ‘988’ as a connection to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center.
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Civil Rights Seminar Helps Build a Beloved Community

In the African-American Civil Rights Seminar, students learn about the civil rights movement through readings, active discussion, and a culminating travel experience to historic sites in the southern states.
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BYU’s Own Mr. Rogers (aka Dorie Haws) on the Honesty of Children

ICYMI in Y Magazine: Children aren’t brutally honest, explains Dorie Haws, head teacher at the BYU Child and Family Studies Lab. They’re just calling it how they see it! She has found that learning to listen and really understand children leads to inspiring findings.
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New Exhibit Highlights Indigenous Peoples of Utah Valley

History student Hannah Smith helped select the artifacts for a new “Utah Valley” exhibit at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures. The exhibit features Archaic, Fremont, and Ute peoples, as well as Mormon pioneer artifacts excavated from the ruins of the Provo Tabernacle.
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Civic Charity and Bonds of Affection Help Us Moderate and Unify

Latter-day Saints’ greatest contribution to the world is our ability to build community and unity, declares Judge Thomas Griffith in his Constitution Day presentation on Sept. 17 on BYU campus.
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Wisdom and Advice From Happily Married Black Couples

Research on Black families often focuses on deficits, rather than the skills and support needed to thrive. Antonius Skipper, assistant professor at Georgia State University, collaborated with Loren Marks and David Dollahite to publish strengths-focused research on successful Black families.
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Inside Washington Seminar

Four outstanding students told us what it’s like to participate in Washington Seminar and how the experience has enhanced their vision of future possibilities. The program is open to all majors and we have a database of 1,500 internship opportunities.
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Anthropology Student Helps Investigate Method to Authenticate Artifacts

Anthropology student Chloe Burkey developed an eagle eye for the microscopic details that distinguish authentic artifacts from forged ones in the Mesoamerican greenstone collection at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures.
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Let's Talk: Suicide Prevention and Loss

Quintin Hunt, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, shares that the most important thing we can do to both prevent suicide and help people heal from suicide loss is talk about it.
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6:15 is the Dinner Time Sweet Spot

Recently published research by Joe Price and Jocelyn Wikle demonstrates how the placement of our dinner can help us get more out of our day and improve our family life.
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A Fall Welcome Message to Students

Dear Students, Welcome to Fall semester! We are eager to meet you and get your perspective as we work toward shared goals. I acknowledge that it has been a challenging year for many of you and I applaud your efforts to remain engaged.
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New Faculty Members Join the College

This fall, we welcome fresh faces to the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. Be sure to say hello to our new faculty members and spend a minute to get to know more about them and the expertise they bring. We’re glad they’re here!
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Award-Winning Faculty and Staff

Congratulations to all the faculty and staff who were recognized with awards from the university and the college. Be sure to recognize their success!
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Princess Culture Can Heal Toxic Masculinity Over Time

New research from Sarah Coyne, professor of family life, finds that children who engaged with princess culture were more likely to hold progressive views about women and subscribe less to attitudes of toxic masculinity.
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Pioneer Day: Utah’s Diverse Immigrant Communities

History professor Brenden Rensink shares the immigrant heritage of Utah beyond Latter-day Saint pioneers with the Intermountain Histories app from the Redd Center for Western Studies.
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6 Simple Ways to Grow Professionally This Summer

Whether you’re busy at an internship or looking to score one in the future, these six tips from our assistant dean of experiential learning will help you get a head start on preparing for the workforce in whatever profession you pursue.
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Vote in Off-Cycle Elections for More Local Influence

Adam Dynes published research that finds local governments formed in “off-cycle” years (like 2021) are less responsive to the majority’s preferences and more responsive instead to organized interest groups due to lower voter turnout.
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Love — Your Life Depends on It

Julianne Holt-Lunstad’s extensive research focuses on the long-term health effects of social connection. In her TEDxBYU talk, learn why a lack of social connection poses a health risk similar to smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.
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Niwako Yamawaki Joins College Administration as Associate Dean

July 1 marks a new beginning for several faculty members in the Dean’s Office for the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. Read how the roles have shifted.
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Read With Us! Recommended Reads for Social Scientists

We invited faculty and staff in the college to share what they’ve been reading. Here are their top picks for titles you might enjoy at the beach as well as those that will keep your brain thinking.
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Matt Bekker Addresses Drought, Shares Conservation Tips

Record-breaking temperatures are part of the problem, but the less-noticeable warming trend over months and years is the bigger concern.
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College Invites Collaboration with Three New Assistant Deans

The appointment of three new assistant deans changes the landscape of the dean’s office to establish a solid, collaborative team focused on diversity and inclusion and student experiences.
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Social Support Increases Patient Survival Rates

Support interventions such as group meetings and family sessions that promoted healthy behaviors resulted in a 29% increased probability of survival over time.
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Supply Chain Shortages in the Post-Pandemic Economy

A Q&A with economics professor Christian vom Lehn

Lumber, cars, appliances, furniture... the interconnected reasons your favorite products might be in short supply.
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Professors Honored with National and University Awards

Multiple professors in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences were recently recognized with awards and honors, both on a national scale and at the university level.
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New Director and Department Chairs Announced

The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences announced a new director for the School of Family Life and four new department chairs last week.
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My Journey Toward God

Niwako Yamawaki, professor of psychology, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She told her story of discovering God and using her faith to understand, endure and even appreciate pain. However, reaching this realization took decades. Her journey toward God was not an easy one.

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Is Night Shift Really Helping You Sleep Better?

Read about the study published by Chad Jensen, professor of psychology, that has caught the attention of Fast Company and USA Today. Maybe blue light isn't what's keeping you up at night after all.
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5 Keys to Winning the Game of Life

Setema Gali (BS Sociology ‘01, MPA ‘14) was the speaker for the 2021 college convocation. The former NFL player and best-selling author told students that he never could have imagined coming back to his alma mater and speaking to over 1,500 graduates.
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Laura Padilla-Walker Appointed Dean

Padilla-Walker currently serves as a professor in the School of Family Life and an associate dean in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences at BYU. She will start as dean on July 1.
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Economics Valedictorian Eager to Do the Most Good

George is a first-generation college student whose passion for learning was ignited when he discovered the point of college wasn’t just to take in existing knowledge but to create new knowledge. He chose economics because it's “a beautiful framework to take resources and do the ‘most good.’”
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Political Science Grad Pressed on With Determination

From Quiché to English and from Guatemala to Utah, Pedro Torres worked hard to be the first college graduate in his family. Growing up in a country with a difficult political climate, lack of higher education and high crime was not easy for Torres or his family.
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Graduate in Social Work promotes systems of support for new mothers

As a mother of six, Beth O’Brien has a particular passion for new motherhood and postpartum care. She found that social work would give her the tools to pursue this passion while supporting her own family.
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Anthropology Senior Spotlights

Four graduating seniors from the Anthropology Department are moving forward to serve the world. Read more about what they studied and what they learned from their BYU experience.
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Human Dev Grad Hopes to Change the World Through Research

Janna Pickett, a recent BYU graduate majoring in human development, wants to do things that make a real impact for kids, and through helping those kids help families. Pickett said, “I’m driven by knowing that there are simple things that we can do that will help so many people.”
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Senior Organizes New Food Pantry For Civic Engagement Capstone

Jordan Etherington, a senior graduating in family life with an emphasis in human development, organized the Springville Food Pantry as part of his civic engagement leadership capstone project.

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A Day of Learning: The Mentored Student Research Conference

Students from across the College gathered virtually for the 17th annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Student Research Conference on Thursday, April 8. Read on to discover which posters from each discipline were recognized with awards.
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Childhood adversity shapes adolescent delinquency, fatherhood

About 61% of Americans have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). In their study, published in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, BYU sociology professors Hayley Pierce and Melissa S. Jones showed that ACEs have a significant effect on teenagers’ criminal behavior — at least for girls.
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College Announces Valedictorians and Graduation Details

Super Bowl Champion Is Keynote Speaker

Congratulations to the graduating seniors! Keep reading for more details you’ll want to know about our virtual graduation exercises. The 2021 FHSS Convocation speaker will be Setema Gali, a BYU alumnus (BS Sociology ‘01, MPA ‘14) and a living example of winning after the game.
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From Student to Scholar — Presentations Showcase Experiential Learning

Each year, students in all disciplines of the college pursue their research questions, collect data, and share their findings in poster format. The conference affirms the college’s emphasis on experiential learning.
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They'll Choose 2 Dance When You Choose 2 Give

Want to see your favorite social science professor become TikTok famous? For this year’s Choose 2 Give campaign, we’ve raised the stakes a bit with a Faculty TikTok Challenge. Check out the contestants online and who they think you should vote for. Then donate, vote, and share to help your fellow students.
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Women: Your Education Is Not Your Backup Plan — It’s Your Life!

Female students at BYU report feeling underprepared when life after graduation is different than imagined. The Women of FHSS initiative is meant to foster an environment where all women in family, home, and social science majors thrive and are encouraged to identify and pursue educational and career opportunities.
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To Mask or Not to Mask

Kelly Patterson To Speak on Politics of Individualism at Hickman Lecture


The pandemic has caused people to consider the tension between their individual rights on the one hand and the good of society on the other hand. Dr. Patterson will discuss how a new measure of “moral individualism” helps explain various attitudes and behaviors with regard to the pandemic.
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Social Media Use and Adolescent Mental Health

As teens’ use of social media has grown over the past decade, so too has the suicide rate among younger people, with suicide now being the second leading cause of death among those ages 10 to 34. Many have suggested that social media is driving the increased suicide risk...
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Four Ways You Can Help Congress Be More Effective

President Biden in less than a month has issued 30 executive orders, clearly demonstrating the power of the executive branch. As the 117th United States Congress starts out with mostly new leadership the question on the mind of many Americans is how effective the elected representatives will be...
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Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Virtual Art Gallery

Students from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences recently participated in an art competition focused on building Zion at BYU through diversity and inclusion. These pieces, done in a variety of mediums, communicate the students’ feelings on fostering a loving environment where all feel welcome...
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Hickman Diversity & Inclusion Lecture Looks at Immigration Experience From Psychological Perspective

In her presentation, Dr. Niwako Yamawaki hopes to use principles of psychology to help others better understand the experience of immigrants, so that everyone can be empathetic toward them. Dr. Yamawaki says, “As a Christian, it is my responsibility...
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Social Capital at Home More Important Than at School for Child Well-Being

“Family characteristics are virtually always more powerful than school characteristics in affecting adolescents’ cognitive and social outcomes,” says Dr. Parcel. She also finds that bonds between parents and children predict college enrollment and completion and are longer lasting than bonds at school.
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Check out what we have going on in February!

Happy February! Here are the events we have going on in our college, including many that celebrate Black History Month.

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Hinckley Guest Lecturer Highlights Lifelong Intersections of Family and School

Many BYU students think deeply about how they will navigate educational and professional opportunities while also prioritizing commitments to family relationships and caregiving. If that’s you, don’t miss this “pre-lecture” specifically for university students ...
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Psychology Researchers Need Dirty Diapers to Further Autism Research

There is growing evidence in the medical field that a community of gut microbiota is associated with anxiety and depressive disorders. Psychology professor Dr. Rebecca Lundwall and her team of researchers are conducting a study to identify the influence of gut microbiota on the development of autism symptoms...
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The New Jini Roby Scholarship for the School of Social Work

This year the BYU School of Social Work will establish a new scholarship named after Jini Roby, who retired in 2019 after serving as a beloved professor and colleague for 20 years. “She left an incredible legacy,” writes Charlene Clark...
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Brain Scans Illuminate Potential Reasons Some Adolescents Are More Susceptible to Obesity

According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children are affected by obesity in the United States today. Kelsey Zaugg, PhD student in the BYU Clinical Psychology Program, has committed her research to ensure that children are psychologically, physically and spiritually healthy...
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Diversity, Collaboration, & Inclusion Art Contest

The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences’ Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Committee is sponsoring an art contest as part of their campaign to nurture a Zion community, one that is based on unity, respect, and charity towards all, at BYU...
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Walking Through the Comprehensive Clinic

At a program anniversary event, faculty from BYU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program took time to ask themselves “What have we done?” In academia, impact is measured by publications, performance ratings, and research achievements...
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Family Life in a Pandemic

How has a devastating pandemic, social unrest, and political turmoil affected American families? Though most might assume family life has become more stressful, strained, and shaky in recent months, the 2020 American Family Survey results showed despite “pockets of trouble” in family life, there is still strong evidence of “resilience in the face of adversity”...
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ECON Research Highlight

BYU’s Dr. Olga Stoddard, Dr. Lars Lefgren, and Dr. John Stovall had their paper accepted into the Journal of Health Economics.
Their paper, “Rationalizing self-defeating behaviors: theory and evidence”, seeks to answer why individuals engage in self-harm.
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Military Service and Male Veterans’ Civic Engagement

BYU professor & chair of the Department of Political Science, Sven Wilson recently published a paper in the journal Armed Forces & Society showing that military service has historically predicted greater civic involvement later in life.
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Watch the 2020 Constitution Day Lecture by Dr. Anna O. Law

If you missed the 2020 Constitution Day Lecture "President Trump's Immigration Policies: Are They Constitutional?" by Dr. Anna O. Law, you can read a recap and watch a recording on our blog. Read More
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2020 American Family Survey Results Released on September 22nd

How frequently have families protested and discussed Black Lives Matter? Are Americans satisfied with local, state, and federal responses to the pandemic? The answers to these and several other questions from The American Family Survey, designed by the Deseret News and the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, will be released on Tuesday, September 22nd. Read More
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BYU Study Finds Vote-By-Mail Does Not Give Political Advantage

Political Science professor Michael Barber recently co-authored an article on a study showing that although vote-by-mail did increase overall voter turnout by about 2 to 3 percentage points, it did not change the outcome of races. Read More
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Economics Department Moves into New West View Building

After two years waiting, the Department of Economics is preparing to transition to the new West View Building after being housed in the long-standing Faculty Office Building (FOB), which was demolished in winter 2019. 
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Learn About the Neuroscience Center in Synapse

Read the 2020 edition of the neuroscience newsletter SYNAPSE to learn about what has been happening in the Neuroscience Center this year. Read more
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College Creates Virtual Graduation Website

The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences has developed a virtual convocation website to recognize 2020 graduates during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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BYU Connect: A Helpful Tool for Your COVID-19 Job Search

Ready to start your career, but unsure about how to find a job in the time of COVID-19? Check out BYU Connect. Read more
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Winners Announced in the Online Fulton Poster Conference

The Fulton Mentored Research Poster Conference winners have been announced, and you can view them along with each of the posters submitted to learn about the important research that has taken place in the college this year.
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Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad Discusses Isolation During Social Distancing on Facebook Live

Psychology professor Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad discussed how to feel connected while social distancing with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook Live.
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2020 Valedictorians Announced in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Meet each of the nine valedictorians from the college of Family, Home, and Social Sciences and learn about their hard work and excellence in their fields of study.
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The Art of Neuroscience

The BYU Neuroscience Center recently held their 3rd Annual Neuroscience Art Contest. Learn more about the contest and view all the entries and winners.
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Online Career Services Available To FHSS Students

BYU's Career Services office is still available to help FHSS students! Find more information on how to set up Zoom sessions and tap into their various online career resources.
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Political Science Alum Ryan Leavitt Worked To Change National Suicide Hotline Number

BYU College of Family, Home and Social Sciences alumnus, Ryan Leavitt, served as the lead staffer to create the bill requiring The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate a new suicide prevention lifeline number.
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Celebrating Diversity in December

This Christmas season join BYU in a celebration of our differences by attending a performances, lectures, and discussions. Learn about Christmas traditions from around the world and hear voices from individuals from diverse backgrounds and faiths. Read more
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Learn More About International Relations in the Fall Edition of the Political Science Post

Check out the new Fall 2019 edition of the BYU Political Science Post and their story "San Marino and the Concept of Trust Between Nations" Read more
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Been Through a Difficult Break-Up? A Family Life Student Created a Group to Help

Student Laura Waters Black has used her challenging break-up to help others heal by creating connections with the Difficult Break-Up Support Group. Read More
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Study Finds Many Veterans Are Stronger After Military Service

Dr. David Wood, professor in the School of Social Work, says "Contrary to popular belief, most veterans who return home do not experience PTSD or similar conditions...veterans who served in the latest wars are, as a whole, quite resilient and do quite well." Read more.
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Hear Stories of the American West on the Writing Westward Podcast

With topics ranging from Native Studies to rural America to race and ethnicity, the Redd Center's Writing Westward Podcast features conversations between Brenden Rensink and writers who focus on stories from the American West. Read More
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Is Social Media As Bad As We Think? Dr. Sarah Coyne's Research Finds Out

Studies show that moderating social media use can greatly reduce its negative effects. Read more.
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Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? The Comprehensive Clinic Can Help

If you are feeling overwhelmed and need a listening ear, be sure to visit the Comprehensive Clinic for free mental health services.Read more
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Alumni Achievement Award Recipient R. Clayton Brough Will Share 5 Things He's Learned in 50 Years

Geography Alumni R. Clayton Brough shared insights he's gained as a climatologist, teacher, and Guinness World Record breaker.Read more
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Economics study finds simple ways to create workplace diversity

Economics professor Olga Stoddard found building workplace diversity is easier than we think through new research. Read More
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Gerontology students learn to care for the aging generation

Students from the college's Gerontology program put their learning into practice while interning at Miami Jewish Health. Read more.
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BYU-Jordanian team make exciting discoveries in Petra Field School

Archeology professor Cynthia Finlayson shares the new discoveries of this year's BYU-Jordanian team working with the Petra Field School. Read more
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Is college getting easier? Economics professors led research to find out

Economics professors Eric Eide and Jeff Denning had their research on higher education published in The Atlantic Monthly magazine. Read more
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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"I was never the girly-girl": At BYU visit, Colbie Caillat talks body image and BYU Research

"Forever, women have been expected to be a certain way, look a certain way. I know for me...I was never the girly-girl. When I first started touring, I didn't even wear makeup - I wore jeans...And then I started being told I needed to look differently because I was going to be on TV...All of that starts getting put in your head and if you don't have...Read More
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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