Michael Pluess presents April 11

Michael Pluess presents April 11

Michael Pluess
Michael Pluess

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools' Signature Event series opens with a presentation by Michael Pluess, psychologist and associate professor of developmental psychology at Queen Mary University of London.

The event is 11:30 a.m. April 11 in the Jackie Gaughn Multicultural Center's Unity Room. The talk is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow.

The series is designed to share research that advances learning and development. Each presentation will cater to cross-disciplinary audiences.

Pluess' presentation, "Individual Differences in Environmental Sensitivity," will examine why some people are more affected than others by the same experiences — specifically, why some are more vulnerable to adverse experiences in their lives as a function of inherent risk characteristics, such as personality or genes.

Initially trained in chemistry and music, Pluess worked several years in the lab and on stage before redirecting his interests toward psychology. In addition to his role as associate professor at Queen Mary University of London, he also is a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.

Learn more about Pluess.