Shanelle Stovall ‘21
Major: Psychology
Affiliation: Psi Chi

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bill Whitlow, Professor of Psychology



Research concerning the commonalty of experiencing everyday trauma is rare. In the current cross-sectional study, 55 participants were surveyed about their experience of everyday trauma prior to age 17. Everyday trauma was measured in four ways; parental relationships, home environment, self-esteem, and stressful events. Demographics about race/ethnicity were examined to identify if there was a difference in experiencing everyday trauma. There is not a racial difference among participants who experienced everyday trauma. The current work speaks to the importance of understanding the commonalty of experiencing everyday trauma prior to 17 years old among different races/ethnicities.


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