BSS Faculty Colloquium, Nov. 14
The public is invited to the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty Colloquium to be held on campus in the Bell Memorial Union on November 14th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Dr. Diana Shepherd from the Department of Child Development will deliver the keynote address.
Dr. Shepherd is actively involved in new research recognizing the unique role that fathers play in the development of their children. She is a contributing editor and chapter co-author in two special issues and a book on the role of fathers in the development of children (Emerging Topics on Father Attachment: Considerations in Theory, Context and Development, 2010.).
In collaboration with national and international colleagues, Dr. Shepherd’s multiple publications and presentations has moved from the study of general parenting to a focus on children’s attachment to their fathers; traditional research on attachment has centered primarily on children’s attachment to their mothers. Dr. Shepherd has made major contributions to the field of child development with respect to the role of fathers in child development.
Her talk, “Rough-and-Tumble Play: Fathers' Contribution to Children's Development” will discuss parent-child attachment and current research on fathers’ contribution to children’s social and emotional development.