"The Self-Regulation of Health Behavivors: The Environmental Affordances Framework"
James S. Jackson, University of Michigan's Daniel Katz Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health, & Director of the Institute for Social Research.
Jackson's research includes studies of race relations and racism in an international, comparative perspective; studies of the influences of race and ethnicity on the mental health of black Americans; and studies of health and aging among African Americans. He has introduced methodological innovation in all three of these substantive areas. His historical, cultural, and social-psychological studies have greatly increased our understanding of race relations around the world.
He is currently directing the most extensive social, political behavior, and mental and physical health surveys on the African American and Black Caribbean populations ever conducted, “The National Survey of American Life” and the “The Family Survey across Generations and Nations”, and the National Science Foundation and Carnegie Corporation supported “National Study of Ethnic Pluralism and Politics”. A superb teacher and administrator, he has been a dedicated mentor of scores of graduate students who are now among the most influential scholars in the country.
This lecture is presented by the Department of Psychology and co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Public Policy and Administration.