Fall 2017 Lunch Series
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Gender Differences in ParentingRobyn Fivush (Department of Psychology, Emory University)
Jennifer Mascaro (Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, Emory University)
This collaborative discussion focuses on the complex question: How and why do parents interact differently with sons and daughters? We approach these questions with the assumption that gender differences in parenting are expressed and performed in everyday interactions between parents and children and shape how children come to understand what it means to be “male” or “female” in their culture. Dr. Fivush will share insights from her research on the social construction of gender in family narratives; Dr. Mascaro will discuss recent findings on gender differences in paternal behavior and brain responses to children. We will also discuss how the social construction of gender is influenced by biology, and we will discuss the evidence that these gender differences in parenting help children construct notions of gender and influence children’s social and emotional development.
Limited seating by reservation only. Opportunities to register will be announced.