Psychology Colloquia 2018

 

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

4:30 pm

SANFORD ROOM

Coffee and Cookies served at 4:15pm

 

The Environment of Childhood Poverty

 

ary Evans

 

Dr. Gary Evans

Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor

Department of Human Development

College of Human Ecology

Cornell University

 

Abstract: Poverty is bad for kids but why this is so remains a perplexing challenge.  In this talk I will briefly show some of the adverse developmental sequelae of childhood poverty.  I then suggest that one of the reasons poverty is harmful for children is because of the psychosocial and physical risk factors they encounter.  Lastly I will share some data from a 20 year study suggesting that one particularly harmful aspect of poverty is exposure to cumulative risk.

 

SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND THE PROVOST’S OFFICE

 

Email Prof. Graham (graham@hws.edu) for more information.

 

 

 

 

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