Dr. Robert Kail, Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University

“Tales from West Quad, the Perry Building, and ISR: An Unbuttoned History of Psychology at Michigan.”  

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
1324 East Hall

Summary of the talk: In this talk, I will briefly describe the history of the department, then focusing on some of its defining features (as I see them) and illustrate those features by showing their impact on my career. 

Bio: Robert V. Kail is Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. Kail is editor of Child Development Perspectives and editor emeritus of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and is an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Kail has written Children and Their Development and Scientific Writing for Psychology. His research focuses on cognitive development during childhood and adolescence. Away from the office, he enjoys photography and working out.