LONGMEADOW — On Wednesday, April 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., Dr. Kelly Lambert, professor of Psychology and chair of the Department of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College, will discuss her groundbreaking neuroscience research on parenting with female and male rodents in her lecture, “The Neurobiology of Real Life: Lessons from Rats, Brains, and Never-ending Uncertainties” at in Mills Theatre at Bay Path University.
Our beliefs about parenting are shaped by our own experiences, the media, and tradition-bound roles. But what if science provides us with evidence leading us to think differently about the roles of nurturing and parenting in mothers and fathers? Perhaps those distinctive lines between the sexes in relation to child-rearing are not really what they appear. Lambert’s research may shake commonly held notions of nature versus nurture. Woven into her talk will be her own STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) journey as a woman achieving remarkable success in her chosen profession.
A prolific speaker who has frequently been cited in many media sources such as the New York Times and the Washington Post, Lambert is also the author of several works, including the widely celebrated The Lab Rat Chronicles.
Lambert’s presentation is sponsored by Bay Path’s Center of Excellence for Women in STEM, created in response to the overwhelming need for education, advanced training, and continued support for women who are beginning or advancing careers in STEM. “The Neurobiology of Real Life” is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly recommended by visiting www.baypath.edu/events-calendar.