45 years of studying stress, social relationships and health
This talk is a summary of Dr. Cohen’s research over the last 45 years. It is organized by “pivots” – experiences that altered the direction of his work. Work he will discuss includes studies of the effects of environmental noise (traffic and aircraft) on cognition, affect and physiology of elementary school children; of the role of social ties, social supports, and social conflicts in physical health; of the roles of stress and social support in smoking cessation; of psychological factors in immunity and host resistance to infectious disease; of the conceptualization and measurement of psychological stress; and of socioeconomic status and health, particularly childhood SES as a predictor of adult health.
Event Type: 
Tolman Hall
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Event Sponsor: 
Personality and Social Research, Institute of
Event Speakers: 
Sheldon Cohen