A new study shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs. This study is the first published research to use a physiological marker to define the biobehavioral effects of service dogs on veterans with PTSD. “We chose
Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according a new study by Sara Schmitt, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and
The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University and the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) unveiled a ground-breaking report “Measuring Our Communities: The State of Veteran and Military Families in the United States” The report unveils rich and specific
Dr. Stephen Courtright’s presentation discussed his 2017 Kanter Award winning research which answers the more critical question of why supervisors behave abusively toward subordinates, in an effort to understand its causes and decrease its occurrence.
Empathy is becoming more essential for graduates due to the increased globalization of many work environments. It is defined as the ability to place oneself in another’s shoes. This ability allows for emotional connection with other people and an understanding
Since 1994, the Center for Families has supported family research at Purdue University. This funding is possible due to the generosity of CFF advocates and donors. CFF held its annual award breakfast in April, where recipients were announced. Take a look at
CFF Director, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, professor of Human Development and Family Studies and director of the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University, has been appointed to serve on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee that focuses on military families’ well-being.
Center for Families Internship Fall 2018/Spring 2019 The Center for Families undergraduate internship seeks to position students for success in their careers. It offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience & build their resumes. -Management of a Non-Profit Organization -Role
Academics and executives will meet at Purdue University to highlight the disparity in the number of men and women filling leadership roles, and discuss solutions to “break bias” ingrained into business cultures and practices. The Krannert School of Management, Susan
Many kids grow up playing sports for fun, but some face pressure from parents to outperform other children. Travis Dorsch is an assistant professor at Utah State University whose work focuses on familial interactions in youth sports. He spoke about