Neighborhood disadvantage and adolescent stress reactivity

  title={Neighborhood disadvantage and adolescent stress reactivity},
  author={Daniel A. Hackman and Laura M. Betancourt and Nancy L. Brodsky and Hallam Hurt and Martha J. Farah},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
Lower socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with higher levels of life stress, which in turn affect stress physiology. SES is related to basal cortisol and diurnal change, but it is not clear if SES is associated with cortisol reactivity to stress. To address this question, we examined the relationship between two indices of SES, parental education and concentrated neighborhood disadvantage, and the cortisol reactivity of African-American adolescents to a modified version of the Trier Social… CONTINUE READING
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