Please join us for another exciting event in the CCASA’s 2007-2008 Luncheon program.
Our October speaker is Emma Adam, an Associate Professor at Northwestern University. She is an expert in the area of stress research. Her talk is entitled: Use of Multilevel Growth Curve Modeling to Examine Social Influences on Stress Hormone Levels in Naturalistic Settings.
In seeking to understand how stressful experiences “get under the skin” to influence physical health, researchers have increasingly become interested in the role of cortisol, a stress-responsive hormone. While obtaining levels of cortisol is a simple matter (cortisol levels can be measured in small samples of saliva), modeling cortisol data gathered in everyday settings turns out to be surprisingly complex. In my talk, I will demonstrate how multilevel growth curve modeling, with time-varying covariates and lagged independent variables, can be used to model between-person differences in cortisol, as well as within-person changes in this hormone from moment to moment and from day to day in relation to changes in momentary and daily experiences. Using evidence from community samples of adolescents and adults, I will show that cortisol appears to be both influenced by, and a contributor to, our everyday social and emotional experience.
To make a reservation, Contact
Lou Fogg, VP for Luncheons
Cost will be $30 for members and $35 for non- members. Nonmembers, join the chapter for a year for only $15 and get the discount plus all the benefits of membership! Visa and Mastercard accepted.