Dec. 13: Toni Antonucci presents "Social Relations Across the Life Span: The Long and Winding Road"

Tuesday, December 13, at 1 p.m. - Brown Bag Lunch Talk, ARB Room 440, 722 W. 168th Street. This talk will be livestreamed and archived here.

Save the date for this talk by Toni Antonucci, Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. 

RSVPs are requested. Please mail Caitlin Hawke: cmh2197@columbia.edu.

ABSTRACT: People of all ages have social relations and these vary in both quantity and quality. Social relations follow a long and winding path from childhood through old age, and operate at the individual, family and societal level. Select findings from the Social Relations and Health study, a three wave twenty-three year study, of people aged 8 to 93 at wave 1 will be presented and their implications for policy and practice considered.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: TONI C. ANTONUCCI is the Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Program Director of the Life Course Development Program at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.  Her research focuses on social relations and health across the life span among individuals and families and across generations. Her work has involved populations in United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  She is particularly interested in how social relations optimize or jeopardize an individual’s ability to face life’s challenges. She was President of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Society for the Study of Human Development, editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and the recipient of GSA’s Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award.  She is a member of the MacArthur Network on the Aging Society, Secretary General-Elect of the IAGG, and was recently elected fellow of the AAAS. She is President –Elect of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development. She is currently a Russell Sage Fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York focusing on socioeconomic status, social relations and health.