Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Jens C. Pruessner, McGill University

Dr. Jens C. Pruessner, McGill University

Jens C. Pruessner. Photo: McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, McGill University

Jens C. Pruessner, Professor of Psychology at McGill University, studies stress and aging, using various techniques ranging from the self-developed Montreal Imaging Stress Task (MIST), over the cortisol response to awakening, to protocols allowing the assessment of specific structures in the medial temporal lobes with help of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has been a member of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology since 2004, the International Society of Behavioral Neuroscience since 2002, and the Society for Neuroscience since 2001. In 1998, Dr. Pruessner received the Postdoctoral Fellow Award and Stipend, and the University of Trier Alumni Group PhD Award. The Centre for Psychobiological and Psychosomatic Research in Trier, Germany awarded him the Innovation Award in 1997.

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Annually the Department of Psychology hosts a Colloquia Series throughout the academic year.