|Experts explore roots of healthy aging
Researchers gathered on campus Oct. 3-4 for the Fourth Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference, “New Developments in Aging, Emotion and Health” to better understand the interplay between emotions and health across the lifespan.
|Breakthrough discerns normal memory loss from disease
A new method for analyzing data from simple memory tests reliably distinguishes memory declines associated with healthy aging from the more-serious memory disorders years before obvious symptoms emerge.
|Memory-related brain network shrinks with aging
Research by Nathan Spreng find that brain regions associated with memory shrink as adults age, and this size decrease is more pronounced in those who go on to develop neurodegenerative disease.
|Life purpose buffers bad moods triggered by diversity
Being in the minority in an ethnically diverse crowd is distressing, regardless of your ethnicity, unless you have a sense of purpose in life, reports a study led by Anthony Burrow.
|Research finds kids share when it’s done by choice
New research by Tamar Kusnir suggests that allowing children to freely choose to give valuable possessions to another leads them to share more in the future.
|Book shows how family, culture shape personal stories
Qi Wang’s new book combines theory, research, examples and personal anecdotes to convey a message: The stories we remember and tell about ourselves are conditioned by one’s time and culture.
|Nearby daughter most likely to be mom’s caregiver
Among adult siblings, the daughter who lives closest is the most likely to become the caregiver when their mother experiences health problems reports Karl Pillemer.
Students in the News
|Human Ecology students dive deep into research
Undergraduates in the field of Human Development worked on summer research projects from child development to neuroscience.
|Undergrads go to camp – and study teen transitions
A team of undergraduates working with Jane Mendle piloted a study testing expressive writing interventions with adolescent girls at 4-H Camp Bristol Hills this summer.
|Summer interns present research at poster session
Six undergraduates in the field of human development were among the 26 students participating in the the CCE internship program this summer.
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|The Dana Foundation|
|The Adolescent Health Highlight: Use of Illicit Drugs|
|Adolescent Development Toolkit|