Fawl Lecture Series

Fawl Lecture presents:

Portrait of Laura Walker

Laura Padilla-Walker

“Breaking the Silence: Parent-Child Sex Communication during Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood”

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
4 p.m.
O'Donnell Auditorium

Laura M. Padilla-Walker is a Professor in the School of Family Life and an Associate Dean in the college of Family, Home, and Social Sciences at Brigham Young University. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005. Her research focuses on socialization influences (parents, media, siblings) as they relate to positive development (moral, prosocial, healthy sexuality) during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including three edited books with Oxford University Press. She has taught hundreds of students in classes such as child development, adolescent development, moral development, and parenting. She and her husband, Chris, have three children.

About Fawl Lecture Series

Psychology professor Clifford L. Fawl (1930-2002) left an indelible mark on the Psychology Department at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Chairing the department for over 40 years, Fawl challenged students to think for themselves, integrated innovative teaching programs and designed the laboratory space in the Smith-Curtis building.

In 1975, Fawl started a Psychology Fair that invited hundreds of high school students and their teachers to engage in demonstrations of psychological phenomena. Distinguished researchers in the various fields of psychology were invited each year to present a lecture and interact with our students.

In 1997, friends and alumni donated money to establish The Fawl lecture series in his honor. There are two objectives for the Fawl Lecture Series Fund: to honor the career of Cliff Fawl and to fund an annual lecture in psychology.

Past Fawl Lecturers

Year Lecturer Affiliation

2019

Joyce Chu

Palo Alto University

2018

Steven Pinker

Harvard University

2017

Frans de Waal

Emory University

2015

Susan Clayton

The College of Wooster

2014

Samuel Gosling

University of Texas at Austin

2013

Lisa Lopez Levers

Duquesne University

2012

Ken Keith

University of San Diego

2011

Michael Shermer

The Skeptics Society

2010

James H. Bray

Baylor College of Medicine

2009

Mary Spiers

Drexel University

2008

Alice H. Eagly

Northwestern University

2007

Craig A. Anderson

Iowa State University

2006

Ludy Benjamin

Texas A&M University

2005

Robert D. Hare

University of British Columbia

2005

Christopher Peterson

University of Michigan

2001

Robert Sternberg

Yale University

2000

Margaret Matlin

State University of New York, Geneseo

1999

Richard Suinn

Colorado State University

1998

Wilbert McKeachie

University of Michigan

1997

Linda Bartoshuk

Yale University

Psychology Fair Speakers

Year Speaker Affiliation

1995

Ron Comer

Princeton University

1993

Steven Smith

Texas A&M University

1991

David Myers

Hope College

1989

Eleanor Maccoby

Stanford University

1987

Lawrence Wrightsman

University of Kansas

1985

Ludy Benjamin

Texas A&M University

1983

Elizabeth Loftus

University of Washington

1981

Allen and Beatrice Gardner

University of Nevada

1979

Richard Solomon

University of Pennsylvania

1977

James McConnell

University of Michigan

1975

Harry Harlow

University of Arizona