Psychology Colloquia 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Coffee and Cookies served at 4:15pm
The Environment of Childhood Poverty
Dr. Gary Evans
Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor
Department of Human Development
College of Human Ecology
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
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