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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Free lecture at UW: Understanding Risky Behavior
Adolescence is a time of change and maturation, but with that growth comes risky behaviors like alcohol and drug use and dangerous sexual behavior. What can be done to promote positive behavior among adolescents? Kevin King and Laurence Steinberg will discuss these questions as part of The New Science of Adolescence: Understanding Risky Behavior. The speakers will look at recent studies that explain unsuccessful efforts to change behavior and what can be done to curb dangerous decisions.
Kevin King is an assistant professor in the University of Washington's Department of Psychology.
Laurence Steinberg is a professor of psychology at Temple University.