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Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and Group Identity in Childhood

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture SeriesDr. Melanie Killen is Professor of Human Development and the Associate Director for the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture at the University of Maryland. She has received funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research on children and adolescents moral development, social reasoning about exclusion, intergroup bias, prejudice, and the development of social cognition. She was awarded the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award by the Provost from the University of Maryland for 2008-2009.


This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson. 

Presenters: 

Melanie Killen, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, College Park

Date: 

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:00pm

Location: 

Campus Center 904-908, UMass Amherst

Fees: 

Free and open to the public