Workshop on Human Potential: Featuring Elizabeth Gershoff

Wed., November 01, 2017 | 10:30 AM — 11:50 AM

Harris Public Policy
1155 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: Center for Human Potential and Public Policy

Join us for Elizabeth Gershoff's workshop on "Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools: Using Research to End Legal Violence against Children."

About the Speaker

Professor Elizabeth Gershoff


Elizabeth Gershoff is a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on how parental and school discipline affect child and youth development and how parent education and early education programs, such as the federal Head Start program, can improve the lives of at risk children. She is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of physical punishment on children. She currently serves as Director of the Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Development in Context and as Associate Director for Faculty Development at the Population Research Center, both at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gershoff has been awarded numerous federal grants to support her research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute for Mental Health, and the National Science Foundation. Her research on the physical punishment of children has been recognized with a Lifetime Legacy Achievement Award from the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago.


About the Workshop on Human Potential

The Workshop on Human Potential is one of the core intellectual activities of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy. It is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students, post docs, and faculty whose work concerns behavior, health, and well-being across the lifespan and the ways in which technology and public policy shape human potential and achievement. The workshop has active members in the areas of the social, behavioral, health, and policy sciences.

The Workshop on Human Potential alternates between two types of sessions. Not only do we regularly invite outside speakers for a traditional “workshop” presentation, but we also provide a forum for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to present research-in-progress in order to receive critical and constructive feedback.


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