Eva Lefkowitz, associate professor of development and family studies, will present "Beyond Birds and Bees: How to Talk to Your Teens about Sex and Relationships" at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Schlow Centre Region Library as part of the Research Unplugged series.
Darlene Coulanges, a former Penn State Beaver student, was named the first Ms. West Indies PSU in a competition sponsored by the Penn State Caribbean Student Association (CSA). Coulanges, of Providence, RI, spent her freshman and sophomore years at Beaver and is now a junior majoring in human development and family studies at Penn State University Park. The event was held Nov. 27 at Heritage Hall in the Paul Robeson Cultural Center.
A parent information night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at the Lehman Center (TLC) in York. Danielle Kern, a senior at Penn State York majoring in human development and family studies (HDFS), worked on developing this event, which is being held at Central Middle School, 1950 North Hill Road, York, Pa.
Penn State Beaver will host a free Brown Bag Lunch session for the public and campus community from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in room 16, Student Union Building. The topic is "Lead a Productive, Organized, and Relaxed Life" and will be presented by Helen Ann DeSimone, a Beaver campus lecturer in human development and family studies as well as a certified life coach. DiSimone's presentation will include information on how to identify barriers that stand in the way of personal and professional success and a life-coaching demonstration followed by a question-and-answer session. Contact DiSimone at email@example.com or 724-773-3571.
Some low-income mothers are more likely than others to introduce their infants to cow's milk too soon. In doing so, they may put their children at risk of health complications, according to a study by researchers at Penn State and the Institute for Children and Poverty, New York. The study showed that women who enrolled in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's WIC program during their first or second trimester of pregnancy -- from week one to week 27 -- were far less likely to introduce cow's milk too soon than women who enrolled in WIC during their third trimester or who did not enroll at all.
Recovering addicts who avoid coping with stress succumb easily to substance-use cravings, making them more likely to relapse during recovery, according to behavioral researchers. "Cravings are a strong predictor of relapse," said H. Harrington Cleveland, associate professor of human development at Penn State. "Whether you avoid problems or analyze problems not only makes a big difference in your life but also has a powerful impact on someone who has worked hard to stay away from alcohol and other drugs."
In 1992, Mattel sparked a nationwide debate about math and gender when the company released "Teen Talk Barbie." Among the doll's 270 phrases were "Math class is tough!" (often misquoted as "Math is hard" ), along with "Will we ever have enough clothes?" and "I love shopping!" In response to criticism, Mattel changed the doll's offending phrases a few months later.
Both genetics and parents who comfort their infants with food are the focus of a study funded for $1 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestion and Kidney Disease. The study investigates risk factors for childhood obesity. The grant is part of the National Institutes of Health American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.
Penn State Harrisburg is part of a three-college research partnership designed to guide state public policy and budgetary considerations by assessing the quality of childcare available in rural areas of the Commonwealth.
You've planned the perfect Valentine's Day, booked the candlelit restaurant, bought chocolate and flowers. (Or, depending on your darling's taste, bought tickets to a monster truck rally.) The night couldn't have gone better… and you might even be hearing wedding bells. But how can you tell whether your relationship—as exceptional and unique as it is—will translate into a happy marriage?
Admit it—when you see a middle-aged man sliding behind the wheel of his sleek new convertible, you aren't thinking, "Wow, he must have gotten a nice raise." No, the phrase crossing your mind is "mid-life crisis."
The same syndrome takes the blame when a middle-aged person decides to have elective plastic surgery, has an illicit love affair, returns to college, or even rearranges the living room furniture.