Conference: Human Evolution and Human Development: Culture, Childrearing, and Wellbeing

Location: McKenna Hall

This interdisciplinary symposium addresses core human patterns rooted in our mammalian and primate heritage, the presumed evolutionary trajectories of our distant ancestors, and how these relate to our childrearing cultures and outcomes today. The conference will run from October 4, 2012, until October 7, 2012.

Speakers and discussants:

  • Frances Champagne, Columbia University
  • Frans de Waal, Emory University
  • Agustin Fuentes, University of Notre Dame
  • Lee Gettler, University of Notre Dame
  • Peter Gray, Boston College
  • Eugene Halton, University of Notre Dame
  • Barry Hewlett, Washington State University, Vancouver
  • Sarah Hrdy, University of California, Davis
  • Ruth Lanius, London Health Services Centre, London, Ontario
  • Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Harvard Medical School
  • James McKenna, University of Notre Dame
  • Darcia Narvaez, University of Notre Dame
  • Kristin Valentino, University of Notre Dame


For more information, contact Darcia Narvaez, conference chair, at, or go to the conference site.

Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Children and Families, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts’ Henkels Lecturer Series, and the Department of Psychology

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