Social Environment and Stress (SES) Lab (Hostinar)

The SES Lab focuses on understanding how the life experiences of children and adolescents shape their reactions to stress and their health. We are especially interested in how supportive social relationships reduce the effects of stress on our health, and may promote healthier biological profiles across development. Another goal of our lab is to better understand self-regulation skills, how stress affects these skills and other behaviors that require self-regulation. The long-term vision for this research is to suggest strategies and inform interventions that would reduce the impact of stress on developmental outcomes, especially for disadvantaged youth that too often confront several types of stressors in their lives.