Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Bruce Compas, Ph.D.

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Psychology and Human Development; Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Psycho-Oncology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Investigator

Contact Info

Phone
(615) 322-8306

Email
bruce.compas@vanderbilt.edu

Address
309A Hobbs

Website

http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/stressandcopinglab/

Bruce Compas, Ph.D.

Overview

Development of processes of coping and self-regulation in response to stress and adversity in children, adolescents, and adults; relationships of stress, coping, and self-regulation with both physical health/illness and psychopathology. Studies include (a) a randomized clinical trial comparing two psychological interventions for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer; (b) psychological and biological reactivity to stress among breast cancer patients; (c) interactions between mothers and daughters coping with risk for breast cancer; (d) psychological, social, and biological processes in the course of recurrent pain in children and adolescents; and (e) children and adolescents coping with the effects of parental depression.

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