Emotion Regulation as a Mechanism to Foster Well-Being Across Adolescent Development

June 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
163 Behavioural Sciences Building
Brigitte Zwarych
ext. 33063

Calumet College presents:

Dr. Brae Anne McArthur

Postdoctoral Fellow, Temple University

event poster for Calumet College guest speakerDr. McArthur is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Mood and Cognition Laboratory at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and completed her clinical internship at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. McArthur’s primary research is in the area of positive clinical psychology and adaptive youth functioning. Her current work focuses on understanding emotion regulation and cognitive coping, and the impact these skills have on the etiology and progression of psychopathology.

The field of developmental psychology has elucidated a number of risk factors during adolescence that predict negative developmental trajectories, leading to poorer adult functioning and mental health difficulties. In contrast, however, the much newer field of positive psychology has just begun to identify which positive characteristics in adolescents work to promote adaptive healthy development. This talk will highlight emotion regulation and cognitive coping mechanisms that consistently relate to decreased psychopathology and increased well-being both concurrently and longitudinally. This talk will also cover a variety of data analysis techniques including: a systematic review, mediation analyses, and the use of a latent class analysis to predict distal outcomes.

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.: Colloquium
11:30 to 12:00 p.m.: Information Session for Graduate Students on Applying to and Completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Everyone is welcome, light refreshments will be served.

Please R.S.V.P. to attend by June 17th at: health.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=163710 or by contacting Brigitte Zwarych at bzwarych@yorku.ca or ext 33063.