Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Biological Beings in Social Context

Social Context and Biology in Maternal Physical and Mental Health

Friday, May 25, 2012, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Sheraton Ballroom IV

Christine  Dunkel Schetter

Christine Dunkel Schetter
University of California, Los Angeles

This talk will examine social influences on maternal health and biological mechanisms concerning preterm birth, low birth weight, and postpartum depression. By highlighting key health psychology findings, insight into the biological effects of social factors in pregnancy, birth, and thereafter may be enriched with implications for mothers and families.

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