Guest Talk: Social-Emotional Learning from Infancy to Adolescence, with Clancy Blair, Tuesday, 4/2, 5-6:30pm

306 Russell


Topic: Social-Emotional Learning from Infancy to Adolescence: Past, Present, and Future


Please join the Social and Emotional Learning Society (SELS) for its speaker series featuring academics and practitioners in the field of SEL. Its inaugural speaker is Clancy Blair, PhD, MPH, who holds appointments at NYU's School of Medicine and the Department of Applied Cognitive Psychology.


Clancy Blair, PhD, is the Bezos Family Foundation Professor of Population Health in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine and Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. He earned a BA at McGill University and an MPH in maternal and child health and PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has been conducting research on self-regulation in children for over two decades with a specific focus on the development of executive functions. His research is conducted primarily with data from a large prospective longitudinal sample of children and families in predominantly low-income and rural communities in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He and his collaborators have been following this sample since 2003 with funding from NICHD and most recently with funding from the NIH Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program. He recently completed two federally-funded (Institute of Education Sciences and NICHD) randomized controlled trials of an innovative approach to early childhood education focused on the development of executive functions and a randomized controlled trial of a parenting program designed to foster self-regulation in parents and children participating in Early Head Start programs (funded by the US Administration for Children and Families). With funding from the National Science Foundation, he and his collaborators recently completed data collection in an international study (with sites in New York City, Cambridge in the UK, and Leiden in the Netherlands) designed to examine prenatal and early postnatal influences on the development of executive functions. He serves as a consultant on numerous federally-funded research grants and serves on the advisory boards of several initiatives focused on early childhood education and child and family wellbeing, including First Things First in Arizona; the Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System, in Maryland and Ohio; the Exploring Implications of Emerging Insights from Psychology for Self-Sufficiency Programs project, Mathematica, Washington DC; the BUILD K-3 Formative Assessment Consortium in North Carolina; and the Bezos Family Foundation Vroom Initiative.


This event is co-sponsored by TC’s Social and Emotional Learning Society, an up and coming student organization that is dedicated to inspire and encourage the use of SEL programs and concepts in all educational settings. 


Interested persons may rsvp with details by Monday, April 1st.


Where: 306 Russell 



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