Paternal Instinct

Paternal Instinct: Ruth Feldman & Kyle Pruett

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.


View photos from the event here.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
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Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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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.