Changes in Stress and Health in Later Life

November 30, 2012


Carolyn Aldwin, PhD
Professor, Human Development & Family Sciences
Center for Healthy Aging Research
School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University.

Dr. Aldwin's research examines how psychosocial factors affect health, especially how individuals cope with stress. She also examines how personality, mental health, and physical health change across the lifespan. Dr. Aldwin is particularly interested in factors which affect the rate of aging, as well as stress-related growth.