This conference is designed to break down barriers that traditionally cordon off academic disciplines and to challenge the notion that any single approach is sufficient to understanding complex human experiences. To this end, the conference will include two poster sessions featuring cutting edge work on all aspects of child development--from unitary as well as combined perspectives. We encourage researchers and scholars at all levels and from all disciplines to submit abstracts for presentation and inclusion in the abstracts booklet. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, in Word or RTF, single-spaced, and to be no longer than 1 page (excluding references).

Due to demand, the deadline for poster abstract submission has been extended to December 6, 2004. Submit abstracts to: .


Four Dimensions of Childhood: Brain, Mind, Culture, and Time

An FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference

General Information

Posters should provide brief synopses of the presenting authors' current research in graphic format and should be designed for viewing by a general audience. The research should be presented in language that is clear, concise, and accessible.


All poster sessions will be held at UCLA's Korn Hall, first floor atrium. Posters will be displayed along the walls of the atrium.

Time Considerations and Poster Viewing

The poster sessions are scheduled to take place during the lunch break (1-1/2 hours). However, posters will be on display throughout the conference (from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday, February 11-12, 2005, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Initial set-up is scheduled for 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2005. Presenters are asked to arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled poster session begins and to remain available during the entire session. Removal time is 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2005.


The conference organizers will provide pushpins, 40" x 60" display boards, and tripods. Authors are responsible for bringing any other materials they may require during their presentation (e.g., copies of poster handouts and article reprints; notepad, pencils, and pens; and contact information).

Poster Content: Key Elements

  1. A succinct title, plus the name and institutional affiliation of the presenter - prepare a banner for the abstract title
  2. Brief review of relevant literature
  3. Research hypotheses
  4. Methods
  5. Results (limited to most important findings)
  6. Conclusions, implications, and "take home message"

Note that it is not necessary to display a copy of your abstract. Please provide clear labels for each section of your poster presentation. Your poster content should be able to answer the question, "What would I need to know if I were viewing this material for the first time?"


  1. Banner for title: 1-1/4 inches high for the title, 3/4 inches high for the author's names, and 1/2 inch high for affiliations.
  2. Text: should be clearly seen from several feet away (Recommendation: minimize narrative, use large type in short separated paragraphs, consider using bullets-do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters).
  3. Graphics: graphs, illustrations, and pictures should be clearly seen from several feet away (Recommendation: use clear graphics and large type)
  4. Poster panels will be in mounted using a grid plan arranged in columns.

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