Tay Gavin Erickson Fall 2022 Lecture Series Welcomes Belinda Campos: UMass Amherst

On Monday, September 26 at 4 p.m., the Center for Family Research will host Belinda Campos as part of the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series.


Belinda Campos

Belinda Campos is a professor and chair of the Chicano/Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), as well as affiliated with the medical school’s PRIME-LC program and the Department of Psychological Sciences. Campos studies the factors that promote high-quality relationships, with a particular focus on understanding how sociocultural context shapes relationship experiences in ways beneficial to health. Findings from his work show that sociocultural contexts that emphasize prioritizing others before self (e.g., Latinos and East Asians) can benefit relationships and protect health. This work is credited with generating new insights that advance scientific understanding of culture, positive emotions, relationships, and the link between relationships and health.

His lecture will focus on how social relationships can improve quality of life by conferring higher levels of subjective well-being, greater resilience in the face of adverse circumstances, and better health. In this talk, Campos argues that Latino contexts are of theoretical and applied interest in studying these issues and presents a series of studies that show that Latino cultural values ​​that emphasize concern for others are associated with benefits for relationship quality and health implications.

The free public event will be held in a hybrid format, on Zoom and at South College, Room W201. More information and registration is available on the Center for Family Research website.

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