Psychology Department Sponsors Conference on Human Development

Posted: April 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

George Mason’s Applied Developmental Psychology Program is sponsoring the 18th biennial Conference on Human Development, today through Sunday, at the Hotel Washington, in Washington, D.C.

Among the symposiums and poster presentations, four guest speakers have been invited to the conference. Adele Diamond, psychiatry professor at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, will speak Friday on “Insights into Executive Functions and the Development of Cognitive Control.” On Saturday, Jacqueline Goodnow, emeritus professor and professorial research fellow at Macquarie University in Australia, will speak on “Development as Changing Participation: Conceptual Proposals and Research Directions.” Also on Saturday, Fred Morrison, psychology professor at the University of Michigan, will give a speech titled, “Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research.” The last guest speaker, Ross Thompson, psychology professor at the University of California-Davis, will help close the conference Sunday with a talk on “Understanding Others, Relationships, and Self: Toward a Working Model.”

The event is cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education, the Office of the Provost, Caliber Associates, the Cognitive Science Society, and Noldus Information Technology.

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