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June 17, 2019
BYU researchers identify three different kinds of helicopter parents
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March 06, 2019
Considering a host of social pressures and stresses that adolescents experience, the addition of a relationship to the equation can have a negative impact, according to a study from BYU professor of family life Adam Rogers.
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February 13, 2019
The BYU marriage and family therapy program was recently named the No. 1 program of its kind for research productivity.
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December 17, 2018
It’s the political scientist’s often-asked chicken and egg: does a person’s political party or policy attitudes come first?
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November 07, 2018
Joshua Seth Hunt grew up knowing he carried the namesake of his great granduncle, Moroni Seth McConkie, who was killed in a French train accident while serving in World War I.
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November 04, 2018
Depends on the size of the city, new study finds
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September 30, 2018
Patting yourself on the back for gritting through “the talk” with your kid? Not so fast: new research from BYU family life professor Laura Padilla-Walker suggests that when it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.
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July 24, 2018
A new study from a BYU political science professor shows texting information about politicians' corruption can improve democratic election outcomes.

 

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July 09, 2018
With a Supreme-Court-nominee recently announced and a contentious approval process looming, a BYU political science professor is raising questions about some of the problems associated with the nomination process. 

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June 11, 2018
Whether it’s physically being there for a baseball game or piano recital, or emotionally being there to provide warmth or support in a tough time, there appears to be a shift in how fathers are viewing their roles.

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May 23, 2018
With youth hockey teams being organized by age groups, the idea has persisted that kids born earlier in a year have a greater athletic advantage than kids born later in the year. BYU researchers show a trend reversal happening.

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April 17, 2018
Research led by BYU psychology professor Scott Steffensen is showing that acupuncture can have a very real impact at the neurological level, better helping those recovering from addiction.

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March 27, 2018
A recent study by BYU psychology professor Daniel Kay suggests a dysfunction in the inhibition process could be what causes those with insomnia to have a hard time fully falling asleep.

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February 12, 2018
Researchers in BYU's School of Family Life have provided more insight into what may be one of the roots of the dissatisfaction caused by materialism – a diminished view of the importance of marriage itself. 

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October 31, 2017
A new BYU study shows if a younger sibling feels like they’re the favorite and their parents agree, their relationship is strengthened. With older siblings, whether they feel favored or not, it has no major effect on the relationship.

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September 06, 2017
A robust body of research from psychology professor Julianne Holt-Lunsdat shows meaningful social relationships have lasting, positive effects on your health. On the flip side, loneliness should be treated as a public health issue.

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August 15, 2017
A new multistate study from researchers at BYU and Kansas State found when a husband thinks his wife spends too much money, whether it’s reality or perception, financial and marriage problems follow

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