The educators of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Messiah frequently publish and present quality scholarship in their field and in the context of their vibrant Christian faith.


Submissions from 2019

Family science, Raeann Hamon


“Show Me Your Family and I Will Show You Mine”: An Activity for Immersing Students in Family Development Theory, Raeann Hamon and Amanda G. Strong

Submissions from 2018


Sing for the Moment: A Choral Ensemble for Persons with Dementia and their Care Partners, Raeann Hamon, Rachel Cornacchio, and Abigail Young


Husbands’ experience of being trusted by their wives: A heuristic study, Paul Andrew Johns

Submissions from 2017


Family Science as Translational Science: A History of the Discipline, Raeann Hamon and Suzanne R. Smith

Submissions from 2016


Encyclopedia of Family Studies Conflict Theory, Raeann Hamon


Family science, Raeann Hamon


What Do You Have to Offer Me?”: A Relationship Building Activity for Demonstrating Social Exchange Theory, Raeann Hamon and Katherine S. Bull

Submissions from 2015


“My Life as a Family Therapist”: A Journaling Method for Teaching Systems-Based Family Therapy Theories to Undergraduates, Paul A. Johns, Rachel L. Kreiger, and Caroline M. Hurff

Submissions from 2014


The Discipline of Family Science and the Continuing Need for Innovation, Raeann Hamon and Suzanne S. Smith

Submissions from 2013


The Elder Service Partner Program, Raeann Hamon and Julie Guistwite


Two Thumbs Up: Using Popular Films in Introductory Aging Courses, Rona J. Karasik, Raeann Hamon, Jennifer Writz, and Anand Moddu Reddy

Submissions from 2011


Understanding Student Attitudes About Majoring in Human Development and Family Science, Raeann Hamon

Submissions from 2009


The Family Folklore Album: Using the Power of Stories to Engage Students in Family Science, Raeann Hamon and Erin Boyd-Soisson


Cross-cultural differences in courtship and dating, Raeann Hamon and Mary Ann Hollinger

What did you expect? How to manage marital expectations, Paul Andrew Johns and Erin Boyd-Soisson

To have and to hold: Create bonds of trust with your spouse, Paul Andrew Johns and M V. Knights

Submissions from 2008


Integrating Intergenerational Service-Learning into the Family Science Curriculum, Raeann Hamon and Carol Way

Submissions from 2007


A nation of diversity: Demographics of the United States of America and their implications for families, Raeann Hamon and Fabienne Doucet


Cultural diversity and aging families, Rona J. Karasik and Raeann Hamon

Submissions from 2006

Weaving Technology and Non Technology in the Family Science Classroom: Using the Best of Both Worlds to Meet Student Learning Styles, Raeann Hamon, Debra Berke, and Tawny Smay


Using cross-cultural travel courses to teach about international families, Raeann Hamon and C K. Fernsler

Submissions from 2005

Dynamics of family interaction, Raeann Hamon

A book we wanted to use: Culturally diverse families, Raeann Hamon and Bahira Sherif Sherif Trask

Submissions from 2004

A Collaborative Venture: Messiah College Adds a New Major in FCS, Raeann Hamon and Debra Berke

Submissions from 2003


“It’s better in the Bahamas:” From relationship initiation to marriage, Raeann Hamon


A Comprehensive Approach to Program Development and Assessment, Raeann Hamon and Debra Berke

Filial responsibility, Raeann Hamon and K R. Whitney

Submissions from 2002


Avoidant Personality Styles: Hiding from What You Need the Most, Paul A. Johns

Submissions from 2001

Sociology of aging, Raeann Hamon

Parental adjustment to their children’s divorce, Raeann Hamon, E N. Sheaffer, K J. Bratt, and J R. Reyes

Integrating service-learning into the family science curriculum, Raeann Hamon and C E. Way

Submissions from 2000


A Conspiracy Revealed: The Divine Conspiracy (by Willard, D.), Paul A. Johns and Steven J. Sandage

Submissions from 1999

Strengthening families: Illustrating family scholarship with biblical text, Raeann Hamon

Submissions from 1997

Poster presentations: Enhancing the professional development of undergraduates, Raeann Hamon and L Berke

Submissions from 1996

Bahamian Family Life as Depicted by Wives Tales and Other Old Sayings, Raeann Hamon

Filial responsibility, Raeann Hamon

Submissions from 1995


Parents as Resources When Adult Children Divorce, Raeann Hamon

Submissions from 1993


Parents' Experience and Adjustment to Their Adult Children's Divorce, Raeann Hamon and Laurel Cobb


The Elder Mentor Relationship: An Experiential Learning Tool, Raeann Hamon and Deborah Koch

Submissions from 1992


Filial Role Enactment by Adult Children, Raeann Hamon

Filial responsibility: Attitudes, motivators, and behaviors, Raeann Hamon and R Blieszner

Submissions from 1990


Filial Responsibility Expectations Among Adult Child–Older Parent Pairs, Raeann Hamon and Rosemary Blieszner