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Cells and Surveys: Should Biological Measures be Included in Social Science Research?
generation with the needed skills and interpersonal connections. How do we ease transitions by established researchers into this interdisciplinary territory? Training is part of the picture, but not the whole of the picture. We are talking about life-course transitions for researchers, with an interplay of intellectual, psychological, social, and physiological challenges. These are themselves examples of the kinds of processes we seek to study with biosocial surveys. As we study allostatic load, we need to learn to manage allostatic load and, borrowing Matthew Arnold’s words, renew the “elastic powers.”