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ONLINE College During COVID

  • October 13, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Family Action Network Webinar

College During COVID: Lessons from the Science of Adolescence -- A FAN Webinar

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University. Author of many books, including Age of Opportunity.

Interviewer: John Duffy, Psy.D.

Clinical psychologist and author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Colleges and universities across the country have struggled to decide whether to keep campuses open, offer online instruction exclusively, or institute some combination of the two. For this webinar, FAN has invited back Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University, to discuss how our understanding of adolescent development can and should inform this difficult decision. He presented two talks for FAN in 2014 for the release of his bestselling book Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the new Science of Adolescence.

Prof. Steinberg is a leading expert on adolescence and is the author of nearly 500 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author, co-author, or editor of 17 books.

Prof. Steinberg will offer an overview of his research into the risk-taking behaviors of young adults and their capacity for self-control. PROGRAM UPDATE (10.12.20): Heidi Stevens is under the weather, and she has asked her podcast co-host, John Duffy, Psy.D., a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, bestselling author, podcaster, and parenting and relationship expert, to fill in. Duffy's weekly podcast with Heidi Stevens is called “On Purpose: The Heidi Stevens and Dr. John Duffy Podcast.”

This event will be recorded and available on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Dr. Steinberg's book The Age of Opportunity from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Dr. Steinberg and Dr. Duffy that starts after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book:

NOTE: The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt from The Book Stall. Please look for it!

Click here for complete details and registration.

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