Penn State's 24th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues

Topic: Sleep across the Life Course: Family Influences and Impact
When Oct 24, 2016 08:00 AM to
Oct 25, 2016 02:30 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom, University Park Campus, PA
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The 2016 National Symposium on Family Issues will stimulate research by family scholars on the roles families can play in fostering healthful sleep patterns among their members.  Decades of clinical and epidemiological research have established the role of sleep in human health. Research findings direct attention to the social/environmental factors that may promote healthy sleep, including characteristics and dynamics of families.


Featured Topics:

  • Parents’ roles in children’s sleep; family transitions; the context of adversity
  • Marital relationships and sleep; sleep in later life
  • Socio-cultural contexts of healthful sleep across the lifespan
  • How family scholars can advance the study of sleep

Workshop on Sleep Study Methodologies: Incorporating Sleep into Interdisciplinary Research on families
Visit our website for more information and to register. The Symposium is open to everyone but registration is required. The Symposium on Family Issues is supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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