Laurence Steinberg, PhD
Dr. Steinberg is a nationally recognized expert on psychological development during adolescence. His research has focused on a range of topics in the study of contemporary adolescence, including parent-adolescent relationships, adolescent employment, high school reform, and juvenile justice. He has been a frequent consultant to state and federal agencies and lawmakers on child labor, secondary education, and juvenile justice policy. In 2009, Dr. Steinberg received the APA's award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. He also received the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his landmark contributions to the study of adolescence.
- Distinguished University Professor, Temple University
- Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University
- Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychology, Temple University
- Director, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice
- AB, 1974, Vassar College, Psychology
- PhD, 1977, Cornell University, Human Development and Family Studies
- Dmitrieva, J., Gibson, L., Steinberg, L., Piquero, A., & Fagan, J. (2014). Predictors and consequences of gang membership: comparing gang members, gang leaders, and non-gang-affiliated adjudicated youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24, 220-234.
- Hampton, A., Drabick, D., & Steinberg, L. (2014). Does IQ moderate the relation between psychopathy and juvenile offending? Law and Human Behavior, 38, 23-33.
- Shulman, E., Harden, K., Chein, J., & Steinberg, L. (2014). Sex differences in the developmental trajectories of impulse control and sensation-seeking from early adolescence to early adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-014-0116-9
- Smith, A., Chein, J., & Steinberg, L. (2014). Peers increase adolescent risk taking even when the probabilities of negative outcomes are known. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1564-1568.
- Steinberg, L. (2014). Should the science of adolescent brain development inform public policy? Court Review, 50, 70-77.
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