Monday, April 7, 2014

Is Health Anxiety Maladaptive In People with Cancer?


Tae Hart, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Ryerson University

Monday, April 7th
SBSG 1517

Dr. Hart's faculty website

Abstract: Is anxiety and distress in people with cancer maladaptive or simply an normative reaction to a stressful life event? Dr. Tae Hart will examine this question across three samples of people affected by cancer: 1) People diagnosed with Lynch syndrome (a hereditary genetic mutation for cancer), 2) people diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 3) gay men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dr. Hart will present both sides of an ongoing debate about whether psychosocial interventions should address psychological distress in those affected by cancer.

Our colloquium series is open to the public.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.