Please join us Friday, November 5, 2010, at 3:35 p.m. in 165 Willard Building on Penn State University's University Park campus for Steven Wilson's colloquium presentation. Professor Wilson will speak on
"Passport towards Success: Description and Evaluation of a Pilot Program to Help Children and Families Reconnect after a Parent's Military Deployment."
Steven Wilson is Professor of Communication at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana.
from the Purdue faculty page:
"After earning his Ph.D. at Purdue and serving on the faculties at Michigan State, Northern Illinois, and Northwestern Universities, Professor Wilson returned to Purdue in 2000. Broadly speaking, his research explores intersections between interpersonal communication and social influence, such as how individuals manage multiple, conflicting goals when trying to influence others at home, in the classroom, or at work. He has explored how: parents respond to perceived child misbehavior, college students give advice to friends and family members, employees attempt to influence their boss, and individuals from different countries bargain during simulated business negotiations. Much of his current research is trying to identify patterns of parent-child communication that accurately distinguish families with a history of child abuse or neglect from families from similar economic and cultural backgrounds who have no history of child maltreatment. He also has received a research contract as part of a larger $1.5 million dollar grant from the Lilly Endowment to the Greater Lafayette Community Foundation to support a new local intergenerational learning center that aims to promote positive parenting and children's school readiness. Professor Wilson is leading a research team that is evaluating the new center."