Paternal Instinct: Ruth Feldman & Kyle Pruett

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This conversation is part of the Building the House Within Speaker Series sponsored by the Simms/Mann Institute.

The positive effects that committed and involved fathers have on children’s health and well-being are indisputable. Less well known is the neurobiological impact of raising children on the fathers themselves. Discussing the compelling subject of fatherhood are guests Dr. Ruth Feldman, a psychology professor at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Dr. Kyle D. Pruett, a professor of child psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. They examine the neurobiological aspects of fatherhood, as well as the individual and collective impact of paternal involvement.


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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.