University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing & Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences (RCSC) is an Academic Program of the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Our mission is to provide world-class education on the business of retailing by integrating excellent instruction with cutting-edge research on consumer behavior and retail management. We aspire to be the program of choice globally among the few institutions that offer a degree focused exclusively on the study of consumers and the business of retailing.

Family Studies & Human Development

The mission of the Academic Program of Family Studies and Human Development is to provide excellence in research, teaching, and outreach that strengthens families and human development across the lifespan. Our vision is to become the premier program in Family Studies and Human Development through timely and diverse scholarship.

Strengthening families, communitites, and the marketplace...

When Job Loss Equals Weight Gain

Why do jobless people tend to have a higher body mass index than those who are employed? An assistant professor of psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine, collaborating with the Norton School's Dr. Emily Butler, will look at how post-job-loss changes in sleep and social rhythm – a person's daily routine – might affect weight.

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Project Lifeline: UA Takes Integrated Approach to Suicide Prevention

A three-year grant created Project Lifeline, enabling the UA's Campus Health Service and its partners like the Norton School and the Frances McClelland Insitute to collaborate on suicide prevention.  

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Rethinking How We Understand and Treat Depression

Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor at the Norton School, makes an explicit general argument about labeled psychiatric disorders....they are not brain disorders as popularly understood in psychiatry, but instead a combination of many things in our lives and environments intersecting with our bodies, too.  

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Norton School Faculty Co-Investigator on $3.1M NIH Grant

Co-investigator Emily A. Butler, PhD, is part of a grant to study obesity, sleep, and daily behaviors in people who have involuntarily lost their job

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