Developmental psychologist to speak at Bates

Vonnie C. McLoyd, a developmental psychologist and former associate editor of Child Development journal, will discuss the interactive influences of race, ethnicity, family and economic hardship on human development at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The  lecture is part of the Creative Approach to Public Policy series at Bates. The public is invited to attend and admission is free.

McLoyd has been a pioneer in describing the psychological processes through which economic deprivation influences African-American families and children. She is a professor of psychology and a research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Center for Human Growth and Development, and currently she is a visiting professor at Duke University. She received a bachelor’s degree from Talladega College and a master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan.

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