5 June 2012
Venue: Room OGGB4, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, The University of Auckland
Host: Department of Psychology
Cost: Free admission. All welcome
Public lecture by Professor Jeffry A. Simpson, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
In this lecture, Professor Simpson will describe recent findings from the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation which has followed a sample of 174 participants from birth into adulthood.
Adopting an organisational view on social development, Professor Simpson and his colleagues have investigated how interpersonal experiences that occur very early in life predict how well individuals resolve relationship conflicts, recover from conflicts, and have stable, satisfying relationships with their romantic partners in early adulthood.
Professor Simpson and his colleagues have also identified specific interpersonal experiences during middle childhood and adolescence that link the pathway between how individuals regulate their emotions with their parents as infants and how they do so as young adults in their romantic relationships.
All are welcome to this public lecture.