Trauma, Social Processes, and Resilience Lab (PLV)

The Trauma, Social Processes, and Resilience Lab at Pace University is headed by Anthony Mancini, PhD, and conducts original research on how people cope with—and successfully adapt to—significant life stressors. These stressors may be acute and outside the range of usual human experience, such as bereavement, traumatic injury, terrorist attack, natural disaster, and military deployment, or more normative experiences that most of us will confront at some time, such as divorce, unemployment, romantic break-ups, and academic stress. We’re particularly interested in the different ways that people respond to acute stress and the factors that contribute to successful adaptation, including stress appraisals, emotion regulation, social processes, and dispositional coping mechanisms. We address these questions in longitudinal field studies and in the laboratory  using both trauma-exposed and normative samples.

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