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Laurence Steinberg
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology
Temple University

Laurence Steinberg is a Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. A nationally recognized expert on psychological development in adolescence, Dr. Steinberg has focused his research on a range of topics in the study of contemporary adolescence, including parent-adolescent relationships, adolescent employment, high school reform and juvenile justice.

Dr. Steinberg has taught previously at Cornell University, the University of California at Irvine and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, has been a Faculty Scholar of the William T. Grant Foundation, and is currently Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice. Dr. Steinberg is past-president of the Society for Research on Adolescence, the major professional organization of social and behavioral scientists interested in adolescent growth and development.

Among the many honors Dr. Steinberg has received are the John P. Hill Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Adolescence, given by the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Society for Adolescent Medicine's Gallagher Lectureship.

Dr. Steinberg was educated at Vassar College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated in 1974 with honors. In 1977, he received his Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Cornell University.

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