Published: March 4, 2019

Richard SetterstenOn Wednesday, March 13, Dr. Richard Settersten will present “Flux: Insights into the Social Experience of Life Transitions” from 7-8 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema as the March installment of UW-Parkside’s Science Night. Dr. Settersten is a Professor and Barbara E. Knudson Endowed Chair of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University.

Transitions are at the heart of human experience. As we grow up and older, our personal identities and life circumstances are often in flux. We also find ourselves in rapidly changing environments that leaves us feeling unprepared and unsettled.

Drawing on social science research, Settersten will share a set of lessons about the nature and experience of life transitions today. Illustrations from across the decades of adult life – from entry into adulthood through old age – reveal that many of the most important, but often invisible and surprising, keys to understanding life transitions are found in the social world.”

“Dr. Settersten’s research focuses on transitions in the first and last few decades of adulthood, always with an eye toward understanding the whole of human life. He is author and editor of many scientific articles and books. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, and for a decade he was a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy.”

Free parking is available after 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be provided.

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