Center for Healthy Aging faculty affiliate to present at psychology conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Lynn Martire, associate professor of human development and family studies and faculty affiliate in the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State, will present at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s annual convention, Feb. 26-28 in Long Beach, California.

Martire will present at a symposia titled, “Beyond the Self in Health: Studying Relationships Where They Matter Most.” Her talk is titled “Spousal Influence on Chronic Illness Management.”

“I will be participating in a symposium that showcases innovative family research regarding the influence of relationship process on health,” Martire said. “I will be joined by world-renowned scholars in the area of marriage and health including Ted Robles and Jean-Philippe Laurenceau.”

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting brings together pioneers in the field of personality and social psychology to network, collaborate and celebrate their science. The meeting serves as a platform for presenting and discussing the most recent breakthroughs in research, as well as a springboard for collaboration between members. 

Martire’s research interests focus on family relationships and chronic illness.

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Last Updated February 25, 2015