In the Disney Pixar movie Inside Out, one of the main themes is that sometimes sadness is a necessary emotion to get to joy. Similarly, a study by Gloria Luong indicates that awareness of the value of negative emotions can limit their detrimental effects.
Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies are seeking men and women who want to become more physically active to participate in a research study about how to promote one's own healthy aging.
State-of-the art training in human development from a lifespan and ecological perspective, and research skills to conduct both basic and applied research on human development that affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.
Our Marriage & Family Therapy program, accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Marriage & Family Therapy Education, provides a specific professional curriculum that prepares graduates for licensure as Couple and Family Therapists.
This specialization prepares students for a variety of careers, from applied work as a child life specialist or in the human services to contributing to the knowledge base as a researcher or policy analyst.