Daily stressors impact the mood, physical health and cortisol patterns of adolescents. A Work, Family & Health Network intervention study published in Health Psychology finds that youth who experienced parental warmth were better able to recover from the symptoms of daily stressors. Photo: Moodboard on Flickr
Harvard Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program alumnae Kate McLaughlin, PhD, and Margaret Sheridan, PhD, have published a study that shows a link between early caregiving environments and how children’s stress response systems develop. The negative effects of early deprivation can be mitigated if environment is improved before the age of two. The results of the study have received attention on ScienceDaily.com.
Former Harvard Pop Center RWJF Alums Kate McLaughlin, PhD, and Margaret Sheridan, PhD, have co-authored a new study that looks at the connection between child maltreatment and dysregulated stress reactivity patterns in a new way.