Scientists over the last 30 years have studied and documented hope as a strategy for success. And in recent years, higher education researchers have also taken an interest in the study of hope.


As the demography of the United States dramatically shifts, so too should the idea of what it means to be a family, said an Arizona State University professor.

The Society for Research in Child Development has just published the latest volume of their "

Each year, the Arizona State University Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of alumni who own or lead successful, fast-growing, innovative businesses across the globe with the Sun

It’s clear that parents with children at home are still adjusting to a new (current) normal.


The COVID-19 pandemic has placed countless stressors on many families. Among those is the “motherhood penalty” felt by working moms who must rearrange schedules to meet child care needs.

“Any exercise is good, but some are better than others for living longer,” said ASU’s Connor Sheehan.

The ability of young children to read and connect with faces is of vital importance to their social development.


Classes this fall will see only half of their teacher’s face.

As awareness of racial injustice has broadened this spring and summer, reading lists have been shared to help increase people's understanding of our nation's past and present — including one

We all know that exercise benefits us physically, but ripped abs and a healthy heart aren’t the only advantages to hitting the gym.

In the midst of worldwide Black Lives Matter protests and a reenergized focus on creating more inclusive, equitable environments, many are seeking out more resources on race, history, culture and g

On June 30, 2020, over 1,700 professionals, from fields ranging from academic institutions to federal state and local government agencies, attended the unique and timely webinar "Becoming an Antira

In a recent article by Arizona Health and Living Magazine, ASU professor Rick Miller shares that even during a global pandemic, one can learn to


Everybody seems to comprehend the practical use of the term systemic racism, but its real meaning can get lost in translation.

And no wonder.

As Americans warily begin to reengage during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are having to weigh the risks and benefits of returning their kids to team competition.

Coaches around the country were already comforting student-athletes who saw their seasons cut short when recent killings of black people and the subsequent protests over systemic racism in America

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way our workforce functions.


Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with medical researchers in the efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, social scientists are taking the pulse of society and examining underlying c

Social distancing has radically changed how we interact as humans by removing one of the most important aspects of our lives: touch.

Every year Arizona State University Faculty Women’s Association recognizes exceptional mentors across the university with the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.

Arizona State University's T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics celebrates its spring 2020 graduates with a special video message. 

Siblings are no strangers to the occasional quarrel. But add the stressors of a quarantine and social distancing and you have a new recipe for confrontation.

Why do almost all kids use the names ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ for their parents?

For many, attending a university is a chance to explore topics and passions and improve future career prospects.


Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable

On Monday, May 11, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social scien

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Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable

In the nearly 200 years since his death, Thomas Jefferson has been remembered in many ways by many people, and not without controversy.

Hope isn’t a word that’s getting tossed around much these days.

COVID-19 is not the end of the world, and that’s what we should be telling our children, said two Arizona State University lecturers with the T.

As teaching has moved even more aggressively into the digital age amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need to keep students engaged and connected is critical.


Arizona State University Professor Rebecca White recently co-authored a study on the negative impact of recent immigration policy changes on Lat

Presenting research is a valuable skill that is essential for graduate school or a career in academia and research, and yet most students don’t know how to gain that experience.

A slew of recent headlines have reported historically low birth rates in the U.S., with the reason being attributed to everything f


The Law and Society Association recently introduced Arizona State University Professor Rebecca Sandefur as editor of their flagship publication

As the largest college at Arizona State University, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to more than 25,000 students.


The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has just announced the selection of two scholars as the 2019 recipients of fellow status.



Arizona State University Professor Carol Lynn Martin contributed to a groundbreaking new study on transgender and cisgender children’s developmen

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more to


Latino youth and young adults born and raised in United States who are fluent in English and steeped in American culture still feel excluded from this country. Though they are politically active an


The U.S. Department of State and the J.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit at Arizona State University.


Ahwatukee Foothills News reporter Becky Bracken encourages parents to speak to their kids about racism amid discussion about a proposed senior prank at Desert Vista High School.

Tamales, churros, raspados, elotes. On the streets of Los Angeles, the hands that serve these dishes from the shade of a vending cart may belong to a child with a special family role.


Arizona State University’s Institute for Social Science Research recently announced the winners of their spring 2019 poster contest. Among them was Annabelle Atkin, a graduate student from the T.

In a recent article by The Arizona Republic, author Karina Bland delves into the pressure to be a "perfect mom." She writes, “Google the phrase 'perfect mom,' and more than 260,000 results pop up,


Less than a year after the groundwork was first laid for a collaboration between Arizona State University and Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, a delegation

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for


Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

This Tuesday, April 23, marks the inaugural Arizona State University Undergraduate Research P

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commen

On Tuesday, May 7, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students fro

On Tuesday, May 7, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students fro

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) at Arizona State University recognizes graduate and professional students who exemplify excellence in education and classroom instruction.

Arizona State University's Graduate and Professional Student Association recently announced winners from six different award categories.


Leigh McLean, an assistant research professor in the T.

Mary Doyle and Karissa Greving Mehall, co-directors of the MAS-MFT program in Arizona State University’s T.


For Adisa Podrug, an alumna of Arizona State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, justice was a concept learned ear

A specialized program at ASU has trained nearly 200 students who have entered the workforce in careers that have a positive and profound impact on society.

Hispanic and Latino youth are more likely to drink alcohol at a younger age than their African-American and non-Hispanic Caucasian peers, but they are less likely to receive treatment for substance



Connor Sheehan, a professor at ASU's T.

Arizona State University’s Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) recently announced the winners of their prestigious 2018 Teaching Excellence Awards, and among the awardees was 

Perceptive residents of downtown Phoenix may already be aware of the latest mural to crop up in the city’s ever-growing collection.


Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

If you’ve been tempted lately to pull a Jughead and draw pupils on your closed eyelids to catch a few extra Z’s in your morning meetings, you’re not alone.

“If you put your problems in a bag, would you take your own or someone else’s?”

Military personnel are often thought of as strong, adaptable and resilient men and women who make great sacrifices to protect our country.


In 1776, when members of the Second Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to sign a document declaring the Thirteen Colonies’ independence from the Kingdom of Gre

Starting college is exciting and liberating, but sometimes it can be overwhelming or stressful. Many college students end up feeling depressed or anxious.

In 1954, a group of 32 social scientists led by Kenneth B. Clark, an African-American psychologist, filed a brief with the U.S.

Schools that install a lot of indoor cameras may not be improving security while in fact making children feel less safe, a U.S. study suggests.


New research by an Arizona State University professor shows that some methods of addressing security in schools may actually make students feel less safe.

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. 


This April, the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network launched the Millennium Fellowship.

Recent and ongoing changes to U.S.

Amy Pennar, a former Arizona State University doctoral student in family and human development at the T.


While the policies for separating children from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border have recently changed, there are still many concerns about the short- and long-term effects suff

In late May, Professor Nina Berman of the School of International Letters and Cultures, Professor Beth Blue Swadener of the School of Social Transformation and Lecturer Paul Quinn, director of the

Guns — few issues evoke as much passion and raw emotion from almost all corners of society. No matter what your opinion of them is, they are a defining part of what it means to be an American.


With more than 2,000 children currently separated from their parents as a result of recent border policies, the U.S. is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

American flag bunting, barbecues, Bomb Pops and John Philip Sousa: We all know the trappings of a great July Fourth celebration.


Larissa Gaias recently received her PhD from Arizona State University's T.

High school sometimes seems like a Darwinian environment: survival is dependent on keeping up with the crowd, creating barriers, and maintaining the status quo.


We are often quick to thank military personnel for their service, but do we really offer the necessary support for them and their families?

Dating back to the mid-16th century, the term “tomboy” has undergone changes in both gender and definition.

A recent viral video showing two women vandalizing a local mosque while sharing their ideology with three young children brought the topics of hate (and hate crimes) and tolerance back to the foref

On Tuesday, May 8, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities


How do students cope and find meaning when they begin to question the faith they’ve grown up with?

Immigration uncertainty is causing headaches — literally — for millions of Latino parents across the country, regardless of their legal status.


“Gunfire Erupts at a School. Leaders Offer Prayers. Children Are Buried. Repeat.”

Michelle Missler, a master's degree recipient in sociology, from Arizona State University's T.

A new demographic of never-married women in their 40s who have children has emerged in recent years, in sharp contrast to traditional family models like the so-called "nuclear family."

Cammy Bellis, from Arizona State University's T.


Arizona State University’s Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics has surpassed Harvard in the Center for World University Rankings on fa

Social media can be extremely useful when you have something to shout from the rooftops — like, say, groundbreaking research — and indeed, many scholars regularly use it so.

T. Denny Sanford’s name is associated with major philanthropic gifts throughout the U.S.



The Girl Scouts have put out a notice reminding parents and others that girls shouldn’t feel fo

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson. assistant professor from Arizona State University’s T.

On Tuesday, Dec.12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, n

Last year, for the first time ever, the T.

While Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season remains in full swing with many more family get-togethers approaching.


Carol Martin from Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics was recently cited in the article.

Professionals whose college days are behind them still need to learn new skills to stay at the top of their game, and Arizona State University has launched a new way to do that.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has awarded Kit Elam, an assistant professor at Arizona State Uni

Richard Fabes, from Arizona State University's T.


The “talk” parents are having with their children about sex is undergoing a sea change.

According to the most recent U.S.

It’s First Friday at the Children’s Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

A $7 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), of the National Institutes of Health, will fund a specialized research “Center for Excellence” at A

Shock, sadness, fear, anger, confusion. Life as they know it just took a dramatic turn for hundreds of people in the aftermath of this weekend’s deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.


In June 2017, three Arizona State University students received a very exciting email — they had been selected to attend the

On a recent Saturday morning in September, a small group of people files into a room at Arizona State University’s Counseling Training Center on the Tempe campus.


Rolling a ball to a baby can be adorable fun, but it’s also a way to build a crucial bond that can affect the child’s emotional growth.

Local NBC 12 News recently sought the expert advice of Arizona State University's Megan Pratt to address the controversy about delaying kids from kindergarten to ensure they’re mentally ready.


Three graduate students from Arizona State University’s T.


Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.


The wood-burning fireplace is now a reading nook and the once-bare walls are covered with bright posters, but the Child Development Lab at Arizona State University is much the same as when it start

On Tuesday, May 9, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at th


From visiting one of the most beautiful Nordic cities, to exploring interpersonal relationships on beaches in Fiji, to understanding the integration of science and humanities in Italy, Arizona Stat

As the federal government wrangles over the rights of transgender students, an Arizona State University expert says that politics aside, schools can still create an affirming environment for those


A study published Monday by ASU psychology professor Gary Ladd found that contrary to popular assumptions, bullying is mor

From being a first-generation college student to catching a notorious bank robber featured on "America’s Most Wanted," Arizona State University alumnus Manuel J.



Researchers have known for some time that certain environmental factors in a neighborhood — adequate lighting, access to green space, safe crosswalks — can affect the happiness of its residents.


“He” and “she” are short words, but they are a big deal for young people who are transgender.


ASU Student Gets Letter From President

Arizona State University (ASU) graduate student, Millicent Pepion, received a letter from the President of the United States, President Barack Obama, in a response to a letter she wrote to him earl


2016 Outstanding Graduates

A look at the spring 2016 Outstanding Graduates award winners, who are chosen from each college to be honored during Arizona State University's Graduate Commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.


On Tuesday, May 10, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at t

Thanks to a recent award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Arizona State University’s Ira A.


Diamond Bravo, a Doctoral Student in the Program in Family and Human Development in the Sanford School, was chosen as a Harvard Postdoctoral Fellow

Dean James Ryan announces three postdoctoral fellows as part of the newly developed Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Development.


To get an idea of how increasingly diversified the United States has become, all one has to do is look to the current occupants of the polestar of American iconography: the White House.



Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are


Sanford School Members are Positively Impacting Families in our Community

We'd like to take a moment to congratulate Bridget Seeley and her husband, Bret Seeley, for receiving The Foster Parents of the Year Award from

Driven by a burning desire to succeed in a competitive workforce, four remarkable alumni from Arizona State University have gone above and beyond in their professional careers to create positive ch


Editor's note: Leading up to Homecoming, we'll be running several stories a week on ASU alumni.


America is largely a country of immigrants.


Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor is selected to receive Marie F. Peters Award

The Ethnic Minorities Section of the National Council on Fam


Cammy Bellis was awarded the CSW 2015 Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award

Each year, the Commission on the Status of Women seeks to honor those individuals, groups or teams whose efforts most exemplify and further the mission of the CSW.

Vanessa Sandoval awarded the Roberto L. Pastor Student Award

Vanessa Sandoval, a Sanford School student, has been awarded


Most Meaningful College Majors: Child Development and Family Studies top the list

According to



Sanford School doctoral graduate students win Hult Prize

Congratulations to Larissa Gais and Diana Gal for winning the ASU competition for the Hult Prize 2015 Challenge in Early Childhood Education.


ASU Sanford School a national leader in social sciences

The T.

The Sanford School is highly ranked in Human Development/Family Studies Programs

The first publicly available rankings of Human Development/F


Anti-bullying effort partners with ASU

Arizona State University President Michael Crow, Phoenix May

ASU President Michael Crow, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and First Lady Nicole Stanton are taking an active stance against bullying with the announcement of the creation of the Dion Initiative for Ch


The Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Awards were established in memory of Zebulon Pearce, who graduated from Territorial Normal School at Tempe (now ASU) with teacher's credentials in 1899.

Natalie D. Wilkens - Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Natalie D.