Crime & Justice Policy

Research Highlight: Seeing Childhood Through Rose-Tinted Glasses

Image of hand. drawing an EKG line in red on a transparent surface

A study by Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, and colleagues found that respondents tend to recall negative childhood events less often as adults than they do as children. Even if not recalled in adulthood, however, childhood adversities still predict lower quality cardiovascular health.

To read a research highlight on the study, click here. To read more about the study and related publications, click here.

Graphic representing the content of the brief with Iowa branding and a light bulb