Posted Many divorcing parents are open to reconciliation, new study finds to CEHD News
There is a surprising level of interest in reconciliation among couples with children involved in the divorce process, something no research had examined before, according to a new study done by family social science researcher Bill Doherty in collaboration with...
Posted Rise in stubbornness seen from governments to relationships to CEHD News (archive)
Instant gratification through technology, isolation from other people due to being plugged in, and the rise of personalized and customized experiences have all contributed to a rise in "my way or the highway" stubbornness, according to family social science
researchers. It can be seen on many relationship levels -- from couples in the home, to elected officials who butt heads as Minnesota's state government shutdown heads into its second week, with no clear end in sight.
Posted McCulloch delivers annual Hinsz Lecture at NDSU to CEHD News (archive)
Dr. Jan McCulloch, professor and department head of Family Social Science, delivered the annual Gertrude Weigum Hinsz Lecture at North Dakota State University on Friday, April 15, 2011. The lecture series, sponsored by the the department of Human Development and...
Posted Gewirtz gives tips on talking with children about disasters to CEHD News (archive)
Abigail Gewirtz, associate professor of Family Social Science, joined the morning show hosts on KARE 11 to share tips about talking with children about disasters, both natural and man-made.
Posted Gewirtz weighs in on parenting and 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother' to CEHD News (archive)
Posted Zuiker elected to AFCPE Board of Directors to CEHD News (archive)
Virginia Zuiker, associate professor and director of graduate studies in Family Social Science, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning, and Education (AFCPE). She begins her three year term in January of 2011....
Posted U.S. News names marriage and family therapy one of '50 best career moves' to CEHD News (archive)
With more than 1.8 million people receiving treatment from marriage and family therapists, the field was picked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the 50 best career moves in 2011, and one with high promise for growth...
Posted Gewirtz's work with military families highlighted in UM Moment to CEHD News (archive)
The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan impact more than just those deployed--they also affect their families. Department of Family Social Science professor Abigail Gewirtz recently received a $3.2 million grant to develop a web-based training program that will help...
Posted Who initiates divorce, men or women? Doherty speaks to WCCO News to CEHD News (archive)
As part of WCCO news' "Good Question" series, reporter Jason DeRusha asked "Who initiates more divorces, men or women?" In addition to gathering comments and answers from the public on his blog, DeRusha spoke to family social science professor Bill Doherty
, a national expert on marriage.
Posted Doherty talks in <em>Psychology Today</em> about unhappiness in marriage to CEHD News (archive)
Family social science professor Bill Doherty
spoke to Psychology Today
about how couples' expectations of marriage -- and what they feel they "should" be getting -- can affect the health of the relationship and often lead to divorce.
Posted Gewirtz receives $3.2 million grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse to CEHD News (archive)
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis VA received a $3.2 million grant award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop and test a web-enhanced parenting program for families with parents returning from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Posted Xiaohui (Sophie) Li awarded Goebel-Macklin Award to CEHD News (archive)
Family Social Science graduate student Xiaohui (Sophie) Li was awarded the Goebel-Macklin Award at the 2010 Groves Conference on Marriage and Family in Seattle, Washington. The award supports a promising graduate student who presents at the annual conference. Li gave...
Posted Test Entry: Awesome Meeting to FSOS Intranet Blog
This is a test entry for a meeting. Amanda Brown will be hosting an awesome meeting on Wednesday morning. The meeting has a free-form format and is open for lively discussion. No RSVPs are necessary, but attendees are asked to...
Posted Test Entry: Undergrad Scholarship to FSOS Intranet Blog
This is a test entry for an undergraduate scholarship opportunity. Details would be posted here. The Joe Doe Memorial Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the Spring 2011 Semester. This scholarship is $5 per week for students committed to finding...
Posted Cell phone use while driving poses risks to close relationships to CEHD News (archive)
Though the hazards of distracted driving while talking on a cell phone have been a key focus in road safety discussions, Professor Paul Rosenblatt
believes that the same distractions can also harm close relationships.
Posted Amanda Matzek wins Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship to CEHD News (archive)
Amanda Matzek, Ph.D. candidate in Family Social Science, has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School for 2010-2011. The prestigious fellowship is intended to enable Ph.D. candidates of particular promise to devote full-time effort to the research...
Posted Doherty to parents of teens: tough love required to CEHD News (archive)
Professor Bill Doherty, of the Department of Family Social Science, offered advice to parents of teens, following a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads that claimed six young lives. Speaking to the Minneapolis Star Tribune
, Doherty cautions against "wishy-washy" parenting, stating that parents must establish firm expectations of teens, putting parenting duties ahead of friendship with their children.
Posted Seohee Son's dissertation featured at research showcase to CEHD News (archive)
Seohee Son, Ph.D. student in Family Social Science, had her doctoral research featured at the 2010 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase. The event, held on April 6, 2010, was hosted by the Graduate School, and honored research from across the...
Posted Professor champions bill to support couples considering divorce alternatives to CEHD News (archive)