Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
, one of the world’s leading experts on adolescence, will be at Chapman University
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 
to speak about his new book
Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Age of Opportunity Book CoverAge of Opportunity
has been
as “myth-shattering” and ”
an essential guide for parents, educators and anyone else who cares about young people
Steinberg uses new research to illustrate why adolescence is a pivotal time in a person’s development and life outcomes, as well as what we can do to “raise happier, more successful kids”.

Kirkus Reviews
 praised the book’s translation of research findings into practical ways to help young people through the emotional and behavioral roller-coaster of adolescence. The audience for this book ”is as broad as [Steinberg’s] approach and includes parents, educators, politicians, businesspeople and health care professionals.”

Event Details:

FREE and Open to the Public
Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

George Bush Conference Center (Beckman Hall, room 404)

Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange, CA
Copies of
Age of Opportunity
 will be for sale at the event.

Arrive early – space is limited.

Following his lecture, Steinberg will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his book, which will be for sale at the event.

This is a FREE public event hosted by the
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
and the
Leatherby Libraries
. We hope to see you there!

About Dr. Laurence Steinberg

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 work has been funded by a variety of public and private organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, the MacArthur Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, the Spencer Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. He has been a Faculty Scholar of the William T. Grant Foundation and was Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice.

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., 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 350 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,
The Oprah Winfrey Show
, and is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media, including the
New York Times
. He has also written for the N
ew York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Slate,
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.