McHale's 'Sibling Wars' discussion will kick off Research Unplugged series

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Susan McHale, professor of human development and family studies, will discuss "Sibling Wars: Why Brothers & Sisters Fight (and What to Do About It)" to lead off this semester's Research Unplugged series on Thursday, March 14.

Research Unplugged brings together a broad range of Penn State researchers and the State College community for informal conversation. The series begins its ninth year this week at the Schlow Centre Region Library in the Downsbrough Community Room at 12:15 p.m.

McHale is director of the Social Science Research Institute and a faculty member in the Prevention Research Center. Her research focuses on the dynamic relationships of parents, children and adolescents.

Research Unplugged events will be held each Thursday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for the next six weeks and are free and open to the public, with complimentary light refreshments. Follow @PSUresearch on Twitter during the events for live updates each week.

Research Unplugged is made possible with the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of University Relations and Schlow Centre Region Library.

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Last Updated March 21, 2013