Our research activities are grounded in theories of stress and coping, health behavior, and counseling and development.

The goals of core are:

  1. To explore the ways in which coping processes are related to resilience and well-being; 
  2. To provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to engage in all aspects of the research process; and
  3. To disseminate scientific findings to community stakeholders and policy makers.

The core

core's research activities are grounded in theories of stress and coping, health behavior, and counseling and development. Our research primarily focuses on two populations: (1) lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer individuals and (2) people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Our goal is to explore the ways in which these two groups' unique strengths and stressors interact with coping strategies to influence well-being.

The Values

core strives to provide students with expert training in the conduct and dissemination of research.

Undergraduate and graduate students with interest in coping and resilience, especially coping and resilience among our populations of interest, are welcome, regardless of discipline. Indeed, multidisciplinary research is one of core's primary values.

The Priority

Because our research is applied in nature, and because psychological and social scientific findings have much to contribute to everyday life, core seeks to support community and public policy decisions.

As such, dissemination and translation of research findings to both scientific and community venues is a top priority.

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