Kate Stroud’s Faculty Lecture Shines Light on Understanding Depression and Anxiety

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 15, 2021—Associate Professor of Psychology Kate Stroud focuses her research on the origins and consequences of depression. Examining the interface between depression and the social environment, she explores reciprocal associations between stress, interpersonal relationships and depression in children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Stroud will present a talk titled “Understanding the Interplay of Stress, Relationships, and Biology: Implications for the Development of Depression and Anxiety” as part of the 2021 Faculty Lecture Series at Williams College. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be presented online via Zoom on Thursday, March 18, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Please use the following link to join the webinar:https://williams.zoom.us/j/95103203663?pwd=MzVFMmRHdEYrOEhSRkZ5VU5qZGhNQT09
Passcode: 818721

Stroud completed her undergraduate degrees in French and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2009, she received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Stony Brook University after completing an APA-accredited predoctoral clinical psychology internship at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry. Subsequently, she served as a research and clinical postdoctoral fellow at the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

The Faculty Lecture Series was founded in 1911 by Catherine Mariotti Pratt, the spouse of a faculty member who wanted to “relieve the tedium of long New England winters with an opportunity to hear Williams professors talk about issues that really mattered to them.” From these humble and lighthearted beginnings, the Faculty Lecture Series has grown to become an important forum for tenured professors to share their latest research with the larger intellectual community of the college.

The Faculty Lecture Series is organized by the faculty members of the Lecture Committee. The aim of the series is to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The next lectures in the series will be offered on March 25 and April 1, beginning at 4:15 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the events calendar on the Williams College website at events.williams.edu.