CMBC Lunches

Fall 2017 Lunch Series

Gender Differences in Parenting | Robyn Fivush & Jennifer Mascaro | October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gender Differences in Parenting

Robyn 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. 

About the Etiology of Schizophenia: A View from Cuba | Segundo Mesa-Castillo | December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

About the Etiology of Schizophrenia:  A View from Cuba

Segundo Mesa-Castillo (Psychiatric Hospital of Havana / National Center for Scientific Research Schizophrenia Research Group)

Dr. Mesa-Castillo has been conducting research on schizophrenia for more than 33 years in Cuba, the United States, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, and Ethiopia.  He will provide an overview of his research, which provided the first direct evidence of virus infection in the central nervous system in schizophrenia [Journal of Microbiology Review, 1995] and also advanced the application of electro-microscopy to the study of serious mental illness.  Dr. Mesa-Castillo’s presentation will address the role of infection and fetal programming in mental illness, as well as the importance of disease prevention through investigation of the prenatal stage of development. 

Dr. Mesa-Castillo is the recipient of numerous awards, including an International Award from the U.S. Stanley Foundation and a Distinguished Investigator Award from NARSAD.

Limited seating by reservation only. Opportunities to register will be announced.