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BYU lecture focuses on children's emotional health

A child's early emotional development has a large impact on overall health, morality and lifelong achievement, said Ross A. Thompson, professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis during the seventh annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley lecture at Brigham Young University on Feb. 10.

"We are moving to a place of new understanding of the importance of early childhood for life span, health and development," Dr. Thompson said. "We will never go back to the days in which we used to think that nothing much of importance happens in the early years that makes a difference for the rest of life."

Students, faculty members and community members filled the Hinckley Center Assembly Hall on the university's campus to hear about the research being done on the emotional aspect of a child's development.

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