Psychology

Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt Presents "Pleasures and Annoyances of Babies: Lessons for Human Development"

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
7th Floor Events Room, Glickman Library, USM. Bedford St.
Contact Name: 
Lin Wright
Contact Phone: 
780-4250
Contact Email: 
ethelind@usm.maine.edu

Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt Presents "Pleasures and Annoyances of Babies: Lessons for Human Development"

LEWIS P. LIPSITT PH.D.
Professor Emeritus of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Brown University

The DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY at USM is very pleased to announce that Professor Emeritus, Dr. Lew Lipsitt, will be visiting USM to present a talk that shares insights from 55 years of work researching
critical areas of infant and child development. Professor Lipsitt will be presenting at the Glickman Family Library Events Room on the Portland Campus of USM.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Areas of Research
• Sensory and learning processes of infants and children.
• Consequences of early developmental risk factors.
• Failure-to-thrive in infants, parental alcohol ingestion.
• Behavioral conditions in crib death
• Risk-taking behavior and behavioral self-regulation.

BIOGRAPHY
A developmental psychologist, Prof. Lipsitt received his B.A. from the University of Chicago (1950), his M.S. in clinical and social psychology from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), (1952), and his Ph.D. in child
psychology from the University of Iowa (Iowa City), (1957). At Brown since 1957, Lipsitt is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development, and is also Research Professor of
Psychology.

Prof. Lipsitt has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of London's Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, and a Cattell Fellow at Stanford University's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He received the
Nicholas Hobbs Award for "science in the service of children" in 1990 from the American Psychological Association (APA), and won the 1994 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Lifetime Achievement Mentor Award for his work with minority persons and women in the pursuit of scientific careers.