Topic: Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Transgender Youths Vulnerable to Threats

Sept. 19, 2017
Student at Locker

Researchers have found transgender adolescents are at greater risk for substance abuse and suicidal thoughts, in part because of depression and school-based bullying.

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Couples Weather Bickering With Help from Friends

Sept. 15, 2017
supportive friends

Research finds close social ties help alleviate stress linked to marital conflicts. 

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Bullying, Bias Can Cost Schools Millions in Lost Funding

June 29, 2017
Student Absenteeism is Tied to Bullying

When children avoid school to avoid bullying, many states' schools lose funding. New research from The University of Texas at Austin highlights the hidden costs of bullying.

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Mixing Ages in Head Start Stunts Academic Progress

Nov. 10, 2015
Preschool Children

Four-year-olds in the nation’s largest preschool program fare worse with 3-year-olds in their classrooms, according to new research that shows a common practice in most Head Start programs may stunt children’s learning.

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Stronger Sexual Impulses, Not Weaker Self-Control, May Explain Why Men Cheat More Than Women, Study Reveals

Sept. 18, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas A recently published study strongly suggests men succumb to sexual temptations more than women for example, cheating on a partner because they experience strong sexual impulses, not because they have weak self-control.

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