Young people and stress

How does the experience of stress differ between individual young people? How has the level of stress experienced by teenagers changed over recent decades? 

The researchers will undertake a systematic appraisal of adolescent stress and changes in its level over the past three decades. There is robust evidence that psychosocial stress increases the risk of psychopathology across all ages, including adolescence. However, there is also evidence of major individual differences in young people’s responses to comparable stressors, but less knowledge about the reasons for such variation. 

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Dr Seija Sandberg, University College London

Professor Robert MacDonald, University of Teesside