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Peter Molenaar retiring after 17 years at Penn State

Dec 10, 2021

The College of Health and Human Development celebrates Peter Molenaar, who is retiring at the end of the fall 2021 semester. Peter, a remarkable scholar, teacher, mentor, and friend, joined the faculty of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in 2005, coming from the University of…

Researchers use mobile tech, forge partnerships to study home literacy efforts

Oct 26, 2021

Penn State scientists are combining their skills in data science and innovative approaches to mobile technology with their ability to forge community partnerships to find ways to support families in their home literacy efforts. The research team is currently partnering with The Shadow Project on a…

Workshop: Dynamical Systems Approaches to Intensive Longitudinal Data

Apr 12, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present the workshop “Dynamical Systems Approaches to Intensive Longitudinal Data” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on May 12. Sy-Miin Chow, SSRI cofunded faculty member and professor of human development and family studies, will provide an overview…

QuantDev consulting available

Aug 17, 2020

The Quantitative Developmental Systems Methodology Core’s team of faculty and resident consultants is affiliated with Penn State’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies and SSRI. QuantDev provides statistical and methodological consulting to faculty and students on behavioral and…
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The human ‘screenome’ may give insight into human health and well-being

Jan 16, 2020

As Americans now spend over half of their day interacting with digital media, the world is increasingly becoming more digitally connected. A collaboration between Penn State and Stanford University that is exploring how everyday life can be studied digitally is being featured in the Jan. 16 issue…

Open source software valuable resource to Penn State researchers

Jun 29, 2018

OpenMx, a free and open source software that allows researchers to perform their analysis quickly and easily, has recently undergone several upgrades along with the addition of a new YouTube channel. According to Tim Brick, a member of the OpenMx development team and assistant professor of human…

QuantDev Innovations Featured in The Journals of Gerontology

Jan 18, 2018

The Quantitative Developmental Systems Methodology Core (QuantDev) recently had several of their studies featured in December’s special issue of The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. This journal presents studies that advance methodology or understanding in areas…