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Session Type: Invited TAD Talk
Each day of the conference, around noon-time, there are a series of TADs: Talks about Development – three 15-minute talks that follow the plan of that day’s Invited Program theme. These plenary TED-type talks are unopposed in the day’s schedule allowing all of us to convene in the same place at the same time.
Thursday: Interdisciplinary Research
Friday: International Research
Saturday: Relevant (using research to improve the lives of children around the world)
Mother and Infant Brains Interact - Introducer: Andrew Ribner, New York University; Speaker: Gianluca Esposito, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; University of Trento, Italy
Adolescents or Immigrants? The Coaction of Developmental and Acculturative Processes - Introducer: Katherine M Griffin, University of California, Los Angeles; Speaker: Peter F. Titzmann, Leibniz University Hanover
Being There: Expanding Paradigms for Child Development Research - Introducer: Luisa Rivera, Emory University; Speaker: Carol M. Worthman, Emory University
Gianluca Esposito is a Developmental Neuroscientist qualified to advance the ongoing investigations on child psychopathology contributing strengths in human electrophysiology and neuroimaging, complex data modeling, and comparative physiological assessment with the aim of studying Early Social Interaction. He focuses on comparative neuro-behavioral analysis of mother-infant interaction across mammalian species, and its implication to psychopathology. His work has produced publications, collaborations and has been recognized several times by a number of agencies from Europe, Singapore, Japan, USA and UAE. His studies have been published in different fields (Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience, Education), using multiple technologies (e.g. fNIRS; EEG, fMRI, ECG, Animal models; genetic assessments; pharmacological manipulations).
Peter F. Titzmann is Professor for Developmental Psychology at the Leibniz University Hanover, Germany. During his academic career, he was visiting scholar at the University of York, UK, and received his PhD at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany. At the University of Zurich, Switzerland, he was Assistant Professor for Life Course and Competence Development in Childhood and Adolescence at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, before he became Professor for Psychology at the University of Education Weingarten, Germany. His general research interest relates to the interplay between normative development and migration-related adaptation among children and adolescents with immigrant background. He investigated this interplay in various developmental outcomes, such as experiences of stress, delinquent behaviour, victimization, self-efficacy, friendships, autonomy development, and changes in family hierarchy and family interaction. He is an active member of various scientific associations and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Carol M. Worthman is Samuel Candler Dobbs Chair in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University, a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. With training in anthropology, human development, and neuroscience at Harvard and MIT, she forged an integrated ecobiocultural model of human development that guides global transdisciplinary research investigating the bases of differential well-being. Her lab pioneered the use of biomarkers in population research and advances inclusive capacity-building in all locales where it works, including projects in thirteen countries, as well as in rural, urban, and semi-urban U.S. As a founding collaborator in the population-based Great Smoky Mountains Study, she implemented mixed-methods approaches to understanding disparities in developmental outcomes. Global policy impact of her work extends from breastfeeding and reproductive health, to reintegration of ex-child soldiers, and promoting mental health of adolescents.