Pamela J. Turbeville graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona in 1972 as a double major in Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. Upon graduating, Ms. Turbeville pursued graduate degrees (MBA in Finance from the University of Denver, MS in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas) and executive education (Stanford Executive Program). She was selected to receive the 2000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Achievement Award at the Homecoming event. Ms. Turbeville has strong family ties to the University of Arizona. Her father, John H. Turbeville, two aunts, and many other family members received UA degrees. In 2000, to support faculty research and teaching, Ms. Turbeville established The Pamela J. Turbeville Endowment in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Read More
Title: Divorce and Health: Toward a Translational Science
Abstract: Marital separation and divorce are associated with a range of negative health outcomes, including increased risk for early death. This talk examines the divorce-health association from the perspective of translational intervention science. What interventions can promote improved adjustment to marital separation and divorce, and can these interventions mitigate acute and long-term health risks? A key consideration for this analysis is whether some people are at unique risk for poor outcomes when marriage comes to an end and whether these people can benefit from access to targeted behavioral interventions. Most of this talk will focus on correlational studies that suggest potential targets for clinical intervention, and I will discuss how this body of research can evolve toward experimental community-based prevention programs.
Workshop available on demand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcta79lcJzs
Conducting and Communicating Policy-Relevant Research: Early Care and Education in the Greater Tucson Area
Abstract: This talk presents an overview of some of the community-based research conducted by the Community Research, Evaluation and Development team in the UA’s Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences. It describes lessons learned in partnering with state and local agencies to carry out and report on policy-relevant research across a number of areas, with examples drawn from the team’s recent research on the distribution and accessibility of child care and early education programs in the greater Tucson area.
Workshop available on demand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dHu8CNuuto
Ashley Randall, Ph.D., Arizona State University, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Title: My Stress is our Stress: Understanding Same-Sex Couples Stress and Coping Friday, November 16, 2018, 1:15-2:30 pm, McClelland Park RM 402
Jake Harwood, Ph.D., University of Arizona, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
If Music Be The Food of Love: Music in Interpersonal and Intergroup Relationships
Tricia Haynes, Ph.D., University of Arizona, College of Public Health
Assessing Daily Activity Patterns through Occupational Transitions (ADAPT): Preliminary Findings
Excess body weight is a major public health crisis in the United States and worldwide. Although the essential cause for obesity is an imbalance in energy intake v. expenditure, the indirect causes leading to this imbalance are complex and multifaceted. Numerous studies have found that insufficient sleep increases risk of weight gain and unhealthy behavioral patterns (increased caloric intake, decreased physical activity). Stress is also an important indirect factor for obesity, and stress and sleep deficiency exacerbate one another. The NIH-funded ADAPT study is a prospective longitudinal study that aims to better understand the interrelationships between social rhythms, sleep and weight after involuntary job loss, a life event that is often stressful and disrupting to an individual’s social rhythm. This talk will describe preliminary, cross-sectional findings that have emerged from this ongoing, large-scale study.
Abstract: This paper describes a new measure of an individual’s attitude of support and participation in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement across a racially diverse sample of college students (N = 1,949)—focused on the movement’s inter-related principles of Black liberation, intersectionality, and alliance building. Across 3 studies, evidence of validity and reliability are supported for the 12-item Support for Black Lives Matter Measure, with 2 subscales. Structural Awareness represents individuals who support BLM because of awareness in structural inequality and racism experienced and challenged by Black individuals. Egalitarian Values represents individuals who support BLM because of belief that all humans have equal value and deserve equal treatment and opportunities. The 2-subscale structure are supported by a combination of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Evidence of criterion-related validity is demonstrated with racial group differences in support of BLM factors. Evidence of convergent validity is supported by significant negative correlations between support for BLM factors and racial colorblindness (including denial of blatant racial issues, institutional discrimination, and racial privilege) and subtle racist attitudes towards Blacks. Results also suggest the 2-subscale structure is measurement invariant between Whites and students of color. Implications and suggestions for use of the new measure in research are discussed.