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Have a Winning Experience in the FHSS College

Experience Points can be earned by going to certain events within the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The winner gets $1,000 in technology!
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A message from the Dean

Have you read what Laura Padilla-Walker, the Dean of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, said to all students? Check it out here!
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Meet some of our new faculty!

The Psychology department welcomes two new assistant professors. Check out the details here along with other professors in the social science departments!
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Recent Research

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BYU researchers using dirty diapers to develop a new autism test

Rebecca Lundwall is the head researcher on a project designed to see if bacteria in babies' feces can help detect autism earlier. Hopefully this data could be used to create a biological test for autism in young children. See the interview on KSL here.
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Student wellness centers: An innovated response to student stress and suicide

A BYU school psychology grad student's research found that wellness centers reduced anxiety and depression in students. There is hope to increase wellness centers all around to spread the support and coping mechanisms provided through these centers. Read more here!
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Cultivating feelings of indebtedness to God results in increased happiness, desire to serve others

BYU research found that beyond increasing overall happiness and well-being, indebtedness to God is related to increased religious involvement, spirituality, attachment to God and pro-social behavior.
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Is Social Disconnection Comparable to Smoking? | Julianne Holt-Lunstad | TEDxBYU

Dr. Holt-Lunstad's new TEDx explains the need we all have for meaningful relationships.
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Other Recent Publications

Looking for publications from other faculty members? Click here to see all the publications from the entire Psychology department faculty in the last calendar year.
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Mission and Aims of BYU

Click here to see what BYU is all about. Read about its mission, aims, and the vision of those who started it all.
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Department

Want to get to know the members of our department or get some information about research areas? You've come to the right place.
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