Mitch Prinstein featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

BobBarrettAs always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.

Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.

For this week‘s edition (#1366), Bob has selected Mitch Prinstein’s segment. A professor and director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Dr. Prinstein’s segment explores whether cool kids are doing what we think they are.


Mitch Prinstein is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and a member of the Clinical Psychology Program. Mitch’s research uses a developmental psychopathology framework to understand how adolescents’ interpersonal experiences, particularly among peers,  are associated with depression, self-injury, and health risk behaviors.  Mitch’s work has two areas of focus.

1) Interpersonal-Cognitive-Biological Models of Adolescent Depression and Self-Injury

2) Peer Influence and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors

Dr. Prinstein also maintains a long-standing commitment to professional development in psychology.


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