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September 26, 2018

New behavioral intervention aims to improve research-to-policy translation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies and director of the Penn State Administrative Data Accelerator, has received a $500,000 award from the William T. Grant Foundation to evaluate the impact of behavioral intervention for increasing collaboration between researchers and congressional offices.

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September 20, 2018

How winning friends may influence adolescent behaviors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Adolescents may get by with a little help from their friends, but, according to Penn State researchers, friend selection and friend influence, as well as gender, may all play a role in establishing friendships that can help, or possibly hurt, them.

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August 14, 2018

'Educating the heart' is focus of course on living a life of flourishing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A course in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Penn State is designed to assist students in cultivating their well-being and exploring what it means to live a life of flourishing. 

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August 13, 2018

Self-control develops gradually in adolescent brain

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Different parts of the brain mature at different times, which may help to explain impulsive behaviors in adolescence, suggest researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh.

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August 06, 2018

Well-being of "left behind" children in Kyrgyzstan focus of study

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Growing up can be hard no matter what a family's circumstances, but it is often more so for children living in the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia, one of the poorest countries in the world, known for its dry environment, high mountains, nomadic culture and animal-husbandry heritage.

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