Speaker: Kelly Lambert, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA

The transformation that accompanies the onset of motherhood and fatherhood in mammals is remarkable. Based on research with rodent and primate models, Dr. Lambert will discuss the neurobiological and behavioral aspects of these transformations. Her findings suggest that the transition from an animal focused on self-preservation to one that is responsive to the needs of other animals represents a significant transition in both neural and behavioral systems that enable parents to meet the many challenges associated with raising offspring.

This lecture was recorded live on January 9, 2014.