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ALLELE Series: David Geary, “The evolution of vulnerability”
April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr. Geary is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at the University of Missouri. He has wide ranging interests but his primary areas of research are children’s mathematical cognition and learning and Darwin’s sexual selection as largely but not solely related to human sex differences and human evolution more generally. His evolutionary work includes numerous empirical and theoretical articles, including three books, Male, female: The evolution of human sex differences (2010, second edition), The origin of mind: Evolution of brain, cognition, and general intelligence (2005), and Evolution of vulnerability (2015). His research on children’s mathematical development has been focused on identifying the core deficits underlying learning disabilities and persistent low achievement in mathematics. He served on the President’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel and chaired the learning processes task group. He was appointed by President Bush to the National Board of Advisors for the Institute of Educational Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, and severed from 2007 to 2010. He co-edited a 5-volume series on mathematical cognition and learning and authored Children’s Mathematical Development (1994).
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