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Understanding and promoting mental health - Insights from psychological science
Date:5/2/2012

y show lower risk for several psychiatric disorders when compared to White Americans. In this symposium, three researchers from the University of Miami will examine various sources of evidence for factors that might explain the paradox of reverse mental health disparities. Lauren Smith will discuss how transactional theory can help us to understand how stress and coping vary among both individuals and groups. Casta Guillaume will present research on the unique coping techniques that may mitigate psychological risk for Black Women. And Lily Kofler will examine the relationships between race, gender, and coping style and maladaptive behaviors like drinking alcohol for non-addicted people.

Lauren Smith, Doctoral Student, University of Miami l.smith26@umiami.edu

Casta Guillaume, Doctoral Student, University of Miami c.guillaume@umiami.edu

Location: Huron

Date/Time: Friday, May 25, 2012 1:00 PM 2:20 PM

Pain, Fear, and Suffering

Pain-related fear is thought to play an important role in the way people experience chronic pain and disability. This symposium brings together new insights from experimental research on pain-related fear and avoidance and their impact on people's lives. Ann Meulders from the University of Leuven, Belgium will present new research that examines how fear of movement-related pain can generalize to unique movements. Petra Karsdorp of Utrecht University and Maastricht University will explore the hypothesis that goals unrelated to pain-avoidance may play a role in motivating performance during painful tasks. Katja Wiech of the University of Oxford will present new findings from neuroimaging studies on the neural mechanisms that may modulate pain. And Marlies den Hollander of Maastricht University will discuss the potential of Graded Exposure in Vivo as a treatment to reduce pain-related fear in patients with chronic pain. <
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Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
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