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How Stress Gets 'Under the Skin': Implications for Health and Well-Being

Event name: How Stress Gets 'Under the Skin': Implications for Health and Well-Being
Date: March 24, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Pickle Lounge
Sponsor: D. L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities
Event Type: Speakers & Lectures

Cindy S. Bergeman, Ph.D. is a lifespan developmental psychologist with research interests in resiliency and aging, behavioral genetics, and the theory-method interface. Her research focuses on investigating patterns of variability and change in physical and psychological health across the lifespan and identifying the genetic and environmental factors that may importantly influence that process. Her current research project uses multiple lenses (yearly questionnaires, in-depth interviews and daily assessments) to identify and describe the various pathways through which converging behavioral, psychological, environmental, and social processes contribute to resilience and optimal functioning in later life. Unique to her perspective is the innovation in data assessment and analysis that facilitate more comprehensive understanding of the multidimensional and multilevel pathways that underlie the relations among stress and uplifts (e.g, in areas of work, family, friends, health, finances), resilience mechanisms (e.g., hardiness, control, social support) and health and well-being outcomes.

This event is part of Women's Forum 2014.

Contact: Brent Adkins
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