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2014-2015 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.

Upcoming Speakers:


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
4:15 p.m., The Nittany Lion Inn, Alumni Lounge

Dr. Phil Fisher

Professor of Psychology
Senior Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
University of Oregon

"Interventions to Promote Positive Outcomes Following Adverse Childhood Experiences"

Abstract: This presentation will focus on two parallel and interrelated domains of research: Investigations that characterize specific dimensions of early adversity (e.g., neglect, prenatal substance exposure) as they impact children’s psychological and neurobiological development; and prevention science studies that comprise theory driven experiments to evaluate intervention programs for infants and young children. We will describe how research in each area can reciprocally impact work in the other area, and how the confluence of this activity may be employed to impact social policy towards vulnerable children and families. Examples will be drawn from the presenter’s own prior and current research.

Dr. Fisher is also presenting the BENNETT LECTURE

Thursday, October 23, 2014
4:00 p.m., 22 BBH Building

"Convergent Thinking: The Neuroscientific Intersection of Next-Generation Parenting Interventions"


Thursday, December 11, 2014
4:15 p.m., 127 Moore Building

Dr. Tracy Dennis

Professor of Psychology
Hunter College




Monday, February 2, 2015
Biobehavioral Health Building

Ned H. Kalin, MD

Hedberg Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health



Thursday, April 2, 2015
4:15 p.m., 127 Moore Building

Dr. Christopher Browning

Professor of Sociology
The Ohio State University


Speakers from earlier this year:


Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2014-2015 Child Study Center's Lois Bloom Lecture
4:15 p.m., The Nittany Lion Inn, Boardroom

Dr. BJ Casey

Director of Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Professor of Developmental Psychobiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

"Easy to Remember, Difficult to Forget: The Development of Fear Regulation"

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