Adolescence in a Global Perspective: From Biology to Culture


Eleanor Seaton, UNC-CH (Chair)
Sharon Christ, UNC-CH
Susan Ennett, UNC-CH
Jill Hamm, UNC-CH
Pamela Martin, NCSU
Karolyn Tyson, UNC-CH
Dawn Witherspoon, UNC-CH




Jan 11 Graduate Class Meets 3:00 – 4:30 No 5:00 – 6:30 Session
Jan 18 NO SESSION Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan 25 Alexander Vazsonyi,
Auburn University
“Description” versus “Explanation” in Cross-Cultural Comparative Research: From Biology to Culture, and Back?
Feb 1 Vincent Francisco,
UNC Greensboro
Transdisciplinary and Transtheoretical Approaches to Developmental Theory
Feb 8 Carolyn Halpern,
UNC Chapel Hill
Biosocial Investigations of Adolescent Sexuality: Coactional Challenges in the Integration of Developmental and Population Perspectives
Feb 15 Vonnie McLoyd,
UNC Chapel Hill
How Money Matters for Youth Socioemotional Adjustment: Family Processes and Parental Investment.
Feb 22 Glen Elder,
UNC Chapel Hill
Overcoming Disadvantage: Perspectives on Adolescence in Context.
Mar 1 Dina Birman,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Acculturation and Adjustment of Immigrant Adolescents.
Mar 8 NO SESSION Spring Break
Mar 15 Lisa Pearce,
UNC Chapel Hill
Complexities of Understanding the Meaning and Influence of Religiosity in Adolescence.
Mar 22 Laurence Steinberg,
Temple University
A Social Neuroscience Perspective on Adolescent Risk-Taking.
Mar 29 NO SESSION Passover
Apr 5 Rob Crosnoe,
University of Texas at Austin
Schools, Peers, and the Big Picture of Adolescent Development.
Apr 12 Reed Larson,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Globalization and Positive Adolescent Development
Apr 19 Lisa Kiang,
Wake Forest University
Ethnic Identity in Adolescence: 
Developmental Change and Protective Mechanisms.
Apr 26 Postdoc Integration Session N/A