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Emotional Flexibility for People under Stress

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Co-hosted by Yale School of Medicine and Yale Center Beijing.

Time and Location

Thursday, 01/11/2018
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A:   7:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
(Those who purchase student tickets are required to show a valid student ID at check-in.)
Walk-ins are not acceptable.
Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Emotions play an important part of our everyday life, but each day is different from the one before it. How do people become flexible to cope with the different types of stress and challenges that are an inherent part of life? In this talk, Dr. Burton will present his research on emotional flexibility—the ability to experience and regulate a variety of emotions—and their relationship to mental health. Audience members will learn about the theoretical model of emotional flexibility, how it is measured, and its application to different types of stress.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker

Dr. Chuck Burton
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine

Chuck Burton is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. Dr. Burton's research examines emotional flexibility—the ability to experience and regulate emotions across a variety of contexts. In one line of research, Dr. Burton charts the basic mechanisms of emotional flexibility and their associations with mental health. In a second and related line of research, Dr. Burton applies these tools to social issues by examining emotional flexibility's capacity to buffer against experiences of discrimination.

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