Laurence Steinberg
Distinguished University Professor of Psychology


  • Cognition and brain development
  • Juvenile justice
  • Parent involvement

Laurence Steinberg is the world’s leading expert on adolescence. He is the Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University, the author of more than 350 articles and essays on adolescent development, and the author or editor of 17 books, including “Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence.” His research has focused on a range of topics, including adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, family and peer relationships, school achievement, and juvenile justice. Steinberg is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media, including The New York Times and NPR.