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Experiential avoidance increases risk for PTSD following child maltreatment
Child abuse is a reliable predictor of post-traumatic stress disorder, but not all maltreated children will suffer from it. Chad Shenk is an assistant professor of human development and family...
Study Finds Exposure to Interpersonal Violence May Affect Treatments for Behavior Disorders
Feb 23, 2015
Disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) are some of the most prevalent psychiatric conditions among children and adolescents. Examples of DBDs are...
Men Want Nutritional Education ‘Catered’ to Them
Feb 9, 2015
While evaluating a food education program designed for low-income families, Barbara Lohse heard genuine concern and interest from men. “What are a...
Good Bedtime Habits Equal Better Sleep for Kids
Jan 27, 2015
From Penn State News By Marjorie S. Miller Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep...
Susan McHale Named Distinguished Professor
Jan 23, 2015
Susan McHale, Director of the Social Science Research Institute, was named a Penn State distinguished professor by the Office of the Vice Provost for...
Complications at Birth May Accelerate Aging
Jan 15, 2015
The stress of being the U.S. President can take a toll. Hair grays. Wrinkles deepen. By the time a four or eight-year term is complete, presidents...