Mechanisms of Mind - Which Fearful Children Should We Worry About? A Biopsychosocial Model of Risk

Moderated by Paula Droege, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Presented by Kristin Buss, Professor of Psychology

Mechanisms of Mind is a monthly series exploring the cross-disciplinary connections between body and mind.

Kristin Buss is interested in emotional development and temperamental variation from birth through early childhood. Her work spans multiple areas of research within social development, psychobiology, and neuroscience. Her current work is focused on the development of risk for adjustment problems, such as anxiety symptoms in toddlers with fearful temperaments. This work has demonstrated significant effects for types of situations where children show fear as well as their physiological stress reactivity.