Adolescence now lasts longer than ever, and the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable. These new discoveries make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness. Leading expert on adolescent brain science, Dr. Laurence Steinberg will kick off Healthy Gen’s Science of HOPE conference 4/19-20 (click here to register).
Exploring intersections between science and lived experience, between research and communities, is at the heart of Healthy Gen’s Science of HOPE conference (register here). A nationally and internationally renowned expert on psychological development during adolescence, Dr. Steinberg's research has focused on a range of topics in the study of contemporary adolescence, including adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, parent-adolescent relationships, adolescent employment, high school reform, and juvenile justice.
His conference keynote will discuss 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 young people. He will also be available to sign his fascinating new book, Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence.
Dr. Steinberg 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 approximately 400 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the 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.
More than 400 are expected to attend this second annual exploration into combining community wisdom with science and research. A mixture of deep-dive workshops and facilitated work sessions the Science of HOPE provides an invaluable platform for participates to connect and build relationships with others working on the key public health issues of our time.