2020 Tryon Lecture
This year the Tryon lecture will be delivered by Professor Eva Telzer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Family and Peer Influence on Adolescent Risk Taking: A Developmental Social Neuroscience Perspective Social influences from parents and peers represent the most potent predictors of adolescentsÂ’ initiation and escalation of risk-taking behaviors. However, emerging evidence also implicates the protective role of parents and peers in adolescentsÂ’ positive and adaptive adjustment. In this talk, I will draw on developmental social neuroscience research, underscoring the malleability of the adolescent brain, which may account for heightened susceptibility to social influences during this developmental period. I will highlight how neurobiological sensitivity to social context can be an opportunity for promoting social adjustment, redirecting negative trajectories to help adolescents thrive.
Event Type: 
Lecture
Location: 
Zoom
Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 
15:00:00
To: 
16:30:00
Event Sponsor: 
Psychology, Department of
Event Speakers: 
Eva Telzer