Cerebrum Winter 2020

BY KEELY A. MUSCATELL, Ph.D. ILLUSTRATION BY WILLIAM HOGAN Brains, bodies and social hierarchies

O ur author— the director of the Social Neuroscience and Health Laboratory at the University of North Carolina—examines new research that ties income and other factors to stress and emotional responses. Does howwe perceive our social standing impact our life expectancy and heart health? Are there interventions available to develop emotion regulation strategies?

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