Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Thursday  24 October  2019  3:00 PM    Thursday  24 October  2019 5:00 PM
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Adolescence is the "Age of Opportunity." How we parent, educate and understand our teens is critical to their long-term success.


Adolescence now lasts longer than ever, and the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable. These new discoveries show that this time of life is crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness. Dr. Steinberg will talk about the teenage brain’s potential for change, the elongation of adolescence as a developmental stage, and the implications of each for how we parent, educate, and understand our teens during this intriguing “Age of Opportunity.”

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., one of the world's leading experts on adolescence, is a Distinguished University Professor and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He taught previously at Cornell University, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Steinberg is the author of more than 450 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author, co-author, or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs, including CBS Morning News, Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, Dateline, PBS News Hour, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media, including the New York Times and NPR. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Slate, and Psychology Today. A graduate of Vassar College and Cornell University, Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

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