Yearly Archives: 2010

December 20, 2010

Local and National Research Team Awarded Grant to Study Nature vs. Nurture in the 21st Century

Contact: Leslie Leve ( or Debbie Wetherald (; 541-485-2711 EUGENE, Ore. — (Dec. 20, 2010) Two age-old questions are guaranteed to spark a heated discussion around the dinner table: Which came first: the chicken or the egg? And the classic debate of nature versus nurture. The jury’s still out on the chicken, but a team […]

November 10, 2010

Local Researchers receive funding to study and improve the adjustment and well-being of military families

Contact: David DeGarmo or Debbie Wetherald 541-485-2711 EUGENE, Ore. — (Nov. 10, 2010) Drs. David DeGarmo and Marion Forgatch senior and emeritus scientists (respectively) at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) and will collaborate with researchers at the Veterans Administration (VA) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) to address this country’s urgent need to understand how deployment to Afghanistan and […]

September 20, 2010

Good Mothering Soothes Babies Born to Be Fussy

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer

August 24, 2010

Path to success: A new research-based program primes kids for kindergarten

by Anne Williams of the Register-Guard When 5-year-old Jose Ventura climbs on the bus for his first day of school at Fairfield Elementary School, it will be old hat. So will many of the other sometimes intimidating conventions of that thing called kindergarten — that first precious and critical year of a child’s formal schooling, […]

May 10, 2010

Marriage & Sleep Difficulties in Young Children

Contact: Anne Mannering ( or Leslie Leve ( 541-485-2711 Today, Anne M. Mannering, an early-career scientist at Eugene’s Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC), publishes research findings showing a relationship between marital problems and the ability of a family’s very young children (ages 9 – 18 months) to fall asleep and stay asleep successfully. “Our findings […]

March 21, 2010

Federal Stimulus Reporting

by David Steves of The Register-Guard The ill winds of economic recession have driven away from the Eugene Symphony some dollars given by donors or spent by audiences on tickets. So Executive Director Paul Winberg has eagerly turned to the federal stimulus program for help. The $50,000 awarded the symphony was enough to pay its […]

February 10, 2010

Senior Scientist Asked to be on National Forum on Early Childhood Policy

Contact: Phil Fisher, 541-485-2711 EUGENE, Ore. — (Jan. 21, 2010) — Phil Fisher, a senior scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center and a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon (UO), has accepted membership invitations to the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the National Forum on Early Childhood Policy and Programs […]