Family Focus on Innovations in Family Studies

Summer 2010

New research and practice information is added to the field continually. What are some of these innovations? In our Family Focus section, read about the newest thought about families and spirituality, biological influences, the transition to parenting and the impact of the latest information technologies.

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  • Prayer in relationships: A new area of scientific research
    by Frank D. Fincham, Ph.D., Eminent Scholar & Director, Family Institute, The Florida State University

  • Intersex variations of sex development: Implications for families
    by Sharon E. Preves, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, Hamline University

  • Maternal gatekeeping: Listening for the “creeaak”
    by Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

  • Love “Avatar” Style: The power of 3-D immersive environments in developing relationships online
    by Donna Z. Davis, Ph.D., Senior Producer & Host, Family Album Radio/Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, University of Florida

  • Oxytocin: Trust in the fast lane
    by Scott Stanley, Ph.D., Research Professor, University of Denver

  • Changing technology, changing learners: A challenge for parent and family education
    by Susan Walker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

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