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Bond between siblings topic of talk, June 10

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Sarah Killoren

More than 80 percent of individuals in the United States have siblings, yet there is little research about the long-lasting bond people have with siblings.

Sarah Killoren will give a talk titled “Sibling Relationships and Mexican-origin Youth’s Development” at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Schroeder Hall, room 104. The event will be free and open to the public.

An associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri, Killoren studies family relationships, culture, and Latino adolescent and young adult adjustment. In her talk, she will speak on studies on sibling relationships in Mexican-origin families. Killoren is the recipient of the 2016 College of Human Environmental Sciences Distinguished Research Award from the University of Missouri.

This speaker series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiative and the ISU Interdisciplinary Research Group on Personal Relationships, with assistance from Illinois State University’s Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Communication, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and from the College of Applied Science and Technology.

For special accommodations or questions, please contact Susan Sprecher at sprecher@ilstu.edu. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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