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BBS Exploring Behavior and the Brain Colloquium Series presents Dr. Ross Thompson, "Hobbes and Rousseau in the Nursery: The Origins of Caring for Others"
Friday, Apr 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Location: GR 4.428

Dr. Ross Thompson, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis.

Board Member, ZERO TO THREE; Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science; Society for Research in Child Development; founding member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child; Editorial Board, ZERO TO THREE Press; Scientific Advisory Board, National Institute for Early Education Research.

Contributions to the Field

  • Dr. Thompson’s expertise focuses on early personality and socio-emotional development in the context of closer relationships. His work in the cross-disciplinary field of developmental relational science pursues dual tracts. First, his research explores the influence of relational processes on emotional growth, conscience development, emotion regulation and self-understanding. Second, he has worked on the applications of developmental relational science to public policy problems concerning children and families, such as divorce and child custody, child maltreatment, grandparent visitation rights, and research ethics.

Dr. Thompson's Research:  The goal of our research is to understand the multifaceted influences on early psychological development, especially in early childhood. In our studies of the growth of emotion understanding and emotion self-regulation, conscience development, understanding of self and others, and related topics, we seek to understand the convergence of influences within and surrounding the developing child. For more information see:

Dr. Margaret Owen will host this event.  Coffee starts at 9:15am and the presentations is 9:30-10:30 with refreshments following.

Contact Info:
Valerie Lariscy, 972-883-2355
Questions? Email me.

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