University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Bruce J. Ellis, Ph.D.

John & Doris Norton Endowed Chair in Fathers, Parenting, and Families
Family Studies and Human Development
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078
(520) 626-5703

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Press Releases (public summaries of research)

  • January 31, 2011 "Orchid Children" have Longer Childhoods when Home is Supportive - pdf
  • October 4, 2010  Unpredictability: Major factor in risky sexual behavior - pdf
  • August 17, 2010  University of Arizona Researcher Wins Second George A. Miller Award from American Psychological Association - pdf
  • September 14, 2008  Early Exposure to Different Kinds of Fathers Alters Puberty in Daughters - pdf
  • November 15, 2007  Girls will be Girls Longer when Home is Supportive: Warm parents and a stable home life often delay the onset of puberty in young women - pdf
  • May 14, 2003  Absence of the biological father from the home is the single major indicator of risk for teenage pregnancy in girls - pdf
  • March 24, 2000  Mothers' Depression May Induce Earlier Puberty in Daughters - pdf
  • September 27, 1999  Father-daughter relationship crucial to when girls enter puberty - pdf


Web-Based Presentations

Ellis, B.J. (Nov. 2, 2009).  Adolescent Risk Behaviors: The Need for an Evolutionary Analysis.  Opening presentation for Community Roundtable Discussion, co-hosted by the Evolution Institute and Frances McClelland Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Ellis, B.J. (Oct. 31, 2009).  Thinking outside the box of mental health: An evolutionary perspective on adolescent risk behavior.  Invited Presentation, Evolution Institute workshop on Adolescent Risk Behavior, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Ellis, B.J. (November, 14, 2008). Children Vary in their Susceptibility to Rearing Experiences: Implications for Early Childhood Education. Invited Presentation, Evolution Institute workshop on Early Childhood Education, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Ellis, B.J. (November, 8, 2007). Impact of Fathers on Daughters’ Age at Menarche: A Genetically- and Environmentally-Controlled Sibling Study. Invited Presentation, 4th annual conference of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers, Cincinnati, OH.


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