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Patrick Hill

Associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences

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Hill’s research focuses on understanding the individual differences and early life experiences that influence trajectories of healthy aging and development. His work primarily examines whether having a sense of purpose or direction in life promotes better health, in part because purposeful individuals may experience less daily stress and take better care of themselves. Other research interests include the health consequences associated with trait conscientiousness and forgiveness.

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