Psychology & Behavior Analysis

437 Parent-Child Transmission of Stress

Research by Waters, Sara; Karnilowicz, Helena; West, Tessa; & Mendes, Wendy (2020) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Should parents suppress their emotions to protect their children from experiencing stress? To answer this question researchers studied 107 parent-child dyads. They exposed the parents to a stressor and told half to“show no emotions” and half to “act naturally as you would…

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436 Predictions of Loneliness

Research by Barreto, Manuela; Victor, Christina; Hammond, Claudia; Eccles, Alice; Richins, Matt; & Qualter, Pamela (2020) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Which people are lonely? Do you have any assumptions about what age, cultural background, or gender they might be? United Kingdom psychology researchers surveyed personality characteristics and loneliness in 46,000participants of different ages across 237 areas of the…

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Behavior Analyst Certification Board Recognizes Martinez-Diaz with Hemingway Award

The founder of Florida Tech's ABA program was lauded for his influence in the lives of behavior analysis students.

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Writing to Inspire & Encourage with Shanita Allen ‘05 M.S.

Applied Behavior Analysis Alumna Authors Children’s Book Series Through her book series Let’s Go Dreaming, Shanita Allen ’05 M.S. hopes to encourage readers to “reach beyond the stars to pursue their dreams”—a practice that has served her well in life. Allen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a master of science in applied behavior analysis from Florida Tech and…

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Florida Tech, Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Establish Training Program for Psychology Students

The program is providing both doctoral students in psychology valuable real-world experiences and important services to patients in need.

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Student Wins Prestigious Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Jennifer Tolliver came to Florida Tech in August to study psychology. "It's my life's ambition," she said of her academic pursuit.

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Florida Tech Joins Forces with Brevard Zoo to Re-home Endangered Spider Monkey

When a baby monkey was smuggled into the country, likely bound for the illegal pet trade, Florida Tech and Brevard and Dallas zoos stepped in.

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Applied Behavior Analysis Program Pioneer Passes Away at 70

Jose Martinez-Diaz, a visionary educator who established Florida Tech’s applied behavior analysis programs, passed away Sept. 21, 2020.

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New Survey for Military Elite to Help Transition Process

The survey, commissioned by the Naval Warrior Foundation, is for the most elite members of the U.S. military, such as Navy SEALs and Army Rangers.

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The Science of Knowing What We Don’t Know

Recent research from a new Florida Tech psychology professor examines the brain activity behind the famous Dunning-Kruger Effect.

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