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2016-2017 Child Study Center Speaker Series

The Child Study Center is proud to present a series of distinguished speakers on topics related to child and adolescent development. Each annual series begins with the Child Study Center's Lois Bloom lecture, featuring a nationally recognized scholar. For additional co-sponsored events, please see News and Events: Please check back periodically for updated information.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Bennett Pierce Living Center
110 Henderson Building
(Time TBA)

“Families under Stress: Implications for Intervention”

Please join us for this Families at Risk panel discussion featuring Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D. and Gayla Margolin, Ph.D. Topics will include broad-based questions about conducting research and working with couples under stress, how these issues inform couple and family intervention, and what might be fertile areas for future research within this topic.
Co-Sponsored with Children, Youth & Families Consortium


Thursday, September 22, 2016
2016-2017 Child Study Center's Lois Bloom Lecture
4:15 p.m., The Nittany Lion Inn, Assembly Room

Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D.

Professor & Betts Chair, Dept. of Human & Organizational Development
Peabody College, Vanderbilt

(Title and Abstract TBA)


Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:15 p.m., The Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge

Gene H. Brody, Ph.D.

Regents' Professor of Child and Family Development
Director, Center for Family Research
The University of Georgia

(Title and Abstract TBA)

Dr. Brody is also presenting the BENNETT LECTURE

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Monday, October 24, 2016, to Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom

Penn State's 24th Annual National Symposium on Family Issues

"Sleep across the Life Course: Family Influences & Impacts"

Co-Sponsored with the Social Science Research Institute


Thursday, November 10, 2016
(time & location to be announced)

S. Alexandra Burt, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Michigan State University

(Title and Abstract TBA)

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