Psychology Colloquium - Park

Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM (ET)
Judd Hall Judd 116
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Race, Catherine

"Creating and Maintaining Meaning as Keys to Stress Resilience"
Crystal Park
University of Connecticut

Meaning is fundamental to well-being, especially when facing difficult situations. This presentation will describe the ways in which people make meaning from highly stressful and traumatic experiences and how maintaining a sense of life meaning can promote recovery and resilience.

Dr. Park’s research focuses on multiple aspects of coping with stressful events, including the roles of religious beliefs and religious coping, the phenomenon of stress-related growth, and the making of meaning in the context of traumatic events and life-threatening illnesses, particularly with cancer survivors, congestive heart failure patients, and military veterans.  In recent years, Dr. Park has also been investigating mind-body relationships, particularly the science of yoga.

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