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For Immediate Release
March 13, 2014

Distinguished Lecturer Series Examines Why Boys and Girls Behave Differently

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  • Distinguished Lecturer Series
  • Elaine Blakemore, interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, professor of psychology, IPFW
  • "Why Do Boys and Girls Behave Differently: What I've Learned in 30 Years of Studying Children's Gender Development"
  • Friday, March 21, 4 p.m., Walb International Ballroom
  • Sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences
  • Free and open to the public; lecture followed by reception with cash bar
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Distinguished Lecturer Series presents a special evening with Elaine Blakemore, interim dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of psychology at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

"Why Do Boys and Girls Behave Differently: What I've Learned in 30 Years of Studying Children's Gender Development" will take place Friday, March 21 at 4 p.m. in the Walb International Ballroom on the IPFW campus.

The lecture will explore what Blakemore has learned through her research into children's gender development. This event is free and open to the public; the lecture will be followed by a reception with cash bar.

Elaine Blakemore has studied children's gender development for more than three decades. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1978 and has an active research program involving many IPFW students over the years. In 2009 she and two coauthors published a highly-regarded book, Gender Development. In addition to the book, Blakemore has published many articles and book chapters and delivered lectures and presentations on topics related to gender development and the psychology of gender. Her work has been cited widely by other scholars and appears in many textbooks in developmental psychology and the psychology of gender.

The Distinguished Lecturer Series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) and gives faculty members the opportunity to share interesting aspects of their research in an relaxed setting.

For more information on this event visit the COAS website.

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