Event Details: Clinical Psychology Speaker Series: David Sbarra
Divorce and Health: Good Data Searching for Better Theory
David Sbarra, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona
Abstract: Marital separation and divorce increase risk for a variety of poor health outcomes, including all-cause mortality. These broad-based associations, however, mask considerable variability in how people respond to the end of marriage. Although most adults are resilient in the face of divorce, a subset of people become stuck on pathways toward poor outcomes, which can result in long-term stress and strain, psychopathology, and compromised physical health. In this talk, I will review research examining why and how individual differences in psychological responding to marital separation convey risk for poor physical health outcomes. I will also discuss new research on potentially iatrogenic interventions designed to promote adjustment to divorce. Finally, I will outline how these findings inform the pursuit of a more generative theory for understanding risk and resilience following the end of marriage.
Type: Lectures & Talks
Location: 305 Russell Hall
Date & Time: 1/30/2014, 11:00 PM - 12:40 PM