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Dec. 1, 2000 -- No. 645

Terry Brazelton to speak at UNC-CH as part of symposium honoring pioneering faculty member

11:30 a.m. to noon

William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center


Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, one of the best known pediatricians and child development experts in the United States, will speak Saturday Dec. 2 at the Harriet L. Rheingold Memorial Symposium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The symposium takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center.

Brazelton, professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School, will speak 11:30 a.m. to noon. The topic is "Touchpoints: A Preventative Model" based on his book "Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development" about the trying spurts of development that occur throughout childhood and how parents can anticipate and respond to them. Other speakers will include child development scholars, psychologists and one policy analyst, Ron Haskins of the House Ways and Means Committee, from 4:15- 4:45 p.m.

The research symposium honors Rheingold, research professor of psychology emerita, who died last April. She was "a towering figure in the field of developmental psychology, who carried out pioneering research on the social development of infants and young children," said Dr. Peter Ornstein, chair of the UNC-CH department of psychology. The university is establishing an endowment for a Rheingold Graduate Fellowship for a graduate student in development psychology.

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Contact: Peter Ornstein, professor and chair of psychology, 962-3088, 962-4138 or