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35th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology

Meeting the Challenge of Translational Research in Child Psychology

Program information

All lectures held in the A.I. Johnson Room of the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street S.E., Minneapolis.

Thursday, October 11

8:30 am Coffee and Rolls
9:00-
9:30 am
"Translational Research: Identifying the Challenges"
Megan Gunnar, University of Minnesota
9:30-
10:45 am
"Roots of Social Cognition: The 'Like Me' Hypothesis"
Andrew Meltzoff, University of Washington
 
10:45-
11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:00- 12:15 pm "Learning is Not a Four Letter Word: Changing Conceptualizations of Infant Language Acquisition"
Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin
 
12:15-
2:00 pm
Lunch on your own
2:00-3:15 pm "The Origins of Self Regulation"
Michael Posner, University of Oregon
 
3:15-
3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30-
4:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Chair, Bruce Cuthbert, University of Minnesota
Funding Challenges: Balancing Basic and Translational Research
 

Friday, October 12

8:30-
9:00 am
Coffee and Rolls
9:00-9:15 am "Challenges Part II"
Megan Gunnar, University of Minnesota
 
9:15-
10:30 am
"Attention, Joint Attention and Social Cognition: Lessons learned from research on autism"
Peter Mundy, M.I.N.D. Institute, UC Davis
 
10:30-
10:45 am
Coffee Break
10:45-
12:00 pm
"The Emergence of Emotion Regulation: Experience, Development, and Biology"
Seth Pollak, University of Wisconsin
 
2:00-3:15 pm "Translational Research in the Development and Prevention of Early Conduct Problems: Model Building and Challenges"
Daniel Shaw, University of Pittsburgh
 
3:15-3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30-4:30 pm Panel Discussion: Chair, Kathleen Thomas, University of Minnesota
Training Challenges: What Do Our Students Need to Know?
 

Saturday, October 13

9:00-
9:30 am
Coffee and Rolls
9:30-
10:45 am
"Genetic Sciences for Developmentalists: Unified Studies of Individual Differences"
Elena Grigorenko, Yale University
10:45-
11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:00-
11:45 am
"Meeting the Challenge: Opportunities, Roadblocks, and Detours"
Dante Cicchetti, University of Minnesota
 

All Lectures are Free and Open to the Public

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!