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Sex differences and aggression topic of BYU lecture Feb. 17

Rose McDermott, an associate professor of political science at the University of California-Santa Barbara, will discuss "Sex Differences and Aggression: Implications for Interstate Crisis and Conflict" on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

McDermott researches political psychology in international relations and the related topics of security studies and American foreign policy.

She recently completed a manuscript on the impact of medical and psychological illness on foreign policy decision making and also a series of experiments funded by the Department of Defense on sex differences in aggression.

McDermott's most recent publications includes "Political Psychology in International Relations" from the University of Michigan Press. She has held fellowships at Harvard University in both the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and the Women and Public Policy Program.

She received a doctorate from Stanford University. This lecture will be archived online. For information on Kennedy Center events, see the calendar and News and Events online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Lee Simons

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