A New Look at Stress Over the Lifespan: Epigenetic and Psychosocial Perspectives

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Discover the impact of stressful experiences on human development with a focus on recent advances in understanding the role of adverse experiences across the lifespan, including epigenetics.

Patricia Broderick and Dr. Pamela Blewitt, Professor, Penn State University

This webinar will present a brief overview of recent advances in understanding the role of stressful, adverse experiences on human development across the lifespan. Specifically, we will highlight recent work on epigenetics, which provides an explanatory model for how stressful experiences 'get under the skin.' Examples from research on infant attachments, mid-life wellbeing, and late life will be included. Effective approaches for stress management, including mindfulness and social interventions for older individuals, will be discussed.