Laurence Steinberg is the Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University. An internationally renowned expert on psychological development during adolescence, he is the author of more than 250 articles and essays on growth and development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of eleven books, including Adolescence the leading college textbook on adolescent development. A graduate of Vassar College and Cornell University, he was named as the first recipient of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in 2009, one of the largest prizes ever awarded to a social scientist, for his contributions to improving the lives of young people and their families.
The Temple professor initially believed that early puberty caused conflict between girls and their parents. Then he was “blown away” when his research showed the reverse connection: family conflict led […]
The ‘just don’t do it’ approach to teen prevention programs, which underlies programs from DARE to Driver’s Ed, relies on the fallacious notion that adolescent behavior is based on knowledge […]