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Campus, local community invited to College of Human Ecology Research Center Fall Seminar Series
Two leading scholars in their respective fields will be featured during the College of Human Ecology’s Fall Seminar Series.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, Anthony D. Pellegrini, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, will present “Preschool and Adolescent Kids’ Strategic Use of Aggression in Schools.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Ilene C. Siegler, professor of medical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, will present “Normal Aging in the 21st Century: Contributions from Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Implications for Public Health.”
Both presentations will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Sims Hall Atrium (3rd Floor) and are free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the Irving Garage. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Human Ecology Research Center and the Family Issues Network—a group of SU faculty, staff and students interested in teaching, research, service and policy development related to children and families.
Pelligrini’s research and teaching are concerned with children’s development and include specific interests in social dominance and aggression, children’s sex segregation and children’s play. He also has methodological interests in direct behavioral observations. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a traveling fellow of the British Psychological Society and a fellow of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy.
Siegler is a senior research scientist at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill’s Institute on Aging and at the University of Georgia’s Gerontology Center. She is director of the UNC Alumni Heart Study, a prospective epidemiologic study of 5,000 individuals who attended UNC in the 1960s and have been followed to understand how they have aged from age 40‐60. Siegler’s research studies the role of personality in understanding health and disease at midlife, developmental psychology and behavioral epidemiology, and racial differences in emotional responses to care giving. She received the 2007 American Psychological Association’s Developmental Health Award.
The College of Human Ecology’s Research Center supports research and entrepreneurship by providing guidance and supporting grant submissions. The center initiates programming, such as its seminar series, to showcase, enhance and advance knowledge of current and upcoming faculty research and scholarly activities. For more information, contact the College of Human Ecology Research Center at (315) 443-9233.