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2012-2013 Speaker Series

Early Learning and the Emotional Brain

Seth Pollak, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Wisconsin at Madison

September 13, 2012
The Child Study Center's 2012 Lois Bloom Lecture

Biological Sensitivity and Development

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D.

Virginia & Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Parent Developmental Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
Co-Director, National Center for Children and Families
Co-Director, Columbia University Institute for Child and Family Policy

"Biological Sensitivity and Development:  Studying Genes and Environments in the Fragile Families Study"

Co-Sponsored with the Prevention Research Center


Dr. Brooks-Gunn is also presenting the BENNETT LECTURE
"Disadvantage and Development:  Strategies to Reduce Income Gaps in School Readiness"
November 15, 2012

November 14, 2012

Sleep Circadian Rhythms, and Emotion in Early Childhood

Monique LeBourgeois, Ph.D.

Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder

"Sleep Circadian Rhythms, and Emotion in Early Childhood"

January 10, 2013

Threat Perception Across the Lifespan

Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Rutgers University

"Threat Perception Across the Lifespan"

February 21, 2013

Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy: Real or Spurious Effect?

Valerie Knopik, Ph.D.

Director of the Division of Behavioral Genetics
Associate Professor (Research)
Departments of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Behavioral & Social Sciences
Brown University

"Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy: Real or Spurious Effect?"

April 25, 2013

Technology-Assisted Parenting Interventions Conference

"Technology-Assisted Parenting Interventions Conference"

Co-Sponsored by the Penn State Network on Child Protection and Well-Being

May 10, 2013

Ethical Challenges to Establishing Evidence-Based Treatment for Perinatal Depression

Anna R. Brandon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

"Ethical Challenges to Establishing Evidence-Based Treatment for Perinatal Depression: A Case Study"

Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research at Penn State and The Department of Psychology

May 20, 2013