In early February 2021 journalist Anne M. Lykkegaard from CBS Wire sat down with Assistant Professor Pernille Pedersen for an interview, as the project “Stress Prevention and Well-being among students at CBS” was being launched. In the interview Pedersen explains her previous work on stress, her motivations for this new initiative, and how it aligns perfectly with the new CBS strategy: “(..) my project goes hand in a glove with the new strategy, as it will also prepare the students for challenges they will meet when they graduate, and that it would also answer some of society’s challenges, including stress,” Pedersen says to CBS Wire.
To Pedersen, stress is a common cause. In the interview she emphasizes the importance of working with stress as a relational phenomenon: “If we really want to make improvements, we must make an effort on multiple levels. It’s not only about developing tools, but making sure that we get the change of culture that we so desperately need. We cannot keep looking at individualized solutions and asking students to deal with the stress themselves.” Read the full article here.
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