Laurence Steinberg is the Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He was educated at Vassar College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors and distinction in psychology, and at Cornell University, where he received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Steinberg is one of the world’s leading experts on adolescent development. 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. He has been a frequent consultant to state and federal agencies and lawmakers on child labor, secondary education, and juvenile justice policy.
Dr. Steinberg is the author of approximately 400 articles and essays on growth and development during the teenage years, and the author, co-author, or editor of 17 books, including Adolescence, the leading college textbook on this age period; Crossing Paths: How Your Child’s Adolescence Triggers Your Own Crisis; Beyond the Classroom: Why School Reform Has Failed and What Parents Need to Do; The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting; You and Your Adolescent: The Essential Guide for Ages 10 to 25; and Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence.