Guest Lecture 3 March 2017: Professor Erika Hoff & Professor Brett Laursen

Date and place:
Friday 3 March 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Room K222, Minerva Plaza, Minerva building, Siltavuorenpenger 5A, University of Helsinki

The event is free of charge and does not require registration. Welcome!
12.00 Welcome words - Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Jyväskylä
12.05 How Bilingual Development is the Same As and Different From Monolingual Development - Professor Erika Hoff, Florida Atlantic University
12.50 Audience Q & A and discussion
13.00 Meta Analysis - key issues, what it is, why and how we do it - Professor Brett Laursen, Florida Atlantic University
13.45 Audience Q & A and discussion

Erika Hoff is Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. Her research addresses the relation between language experience and language development in monolingual and bilingual children. She is a member of the Bridging the Word Gap Research network, and she is Principal Investigator of a NICHD-funded longitudinal study of the early language development of Spanish-English bilingual children in South Florida. She is the author of numerous articles and the editor of multiple books on early language development, including, with Peggy McCardle, Childhood Bilingualism: Research on Infancy through School Age. Biographical details are available here:

Brett Laursen is Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Training at Florida Atlantic University and Docent Professor of Social Developmental Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä.  Professor Laursen is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Development.  Professor Laursen received his Ph.D. in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and an Honorary Doctorate from Örebro University, Sweden.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7, Developmental) and the Association for Psychological Science.Professor Laursen’s research concerns parent-child and peer relationships during childhood and adolescence.  A related focus is on quantitative developmental methodology.  Professor Laursen is the editor (most recently) of the Handbook of Developmental Research Methods (with Todd D. Little and Noel A. Card) and the Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups (with Kenneth H. Rubin and William M. Bukowski). Biographical details are available here:

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