Dr. Richard M. Lerner receives two-year grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF
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Richard M. Lerner has been given the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy and Practice in Child Development Award
Richard M. Lerner selected as the winner of the International Society
for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) 2016 Distinguished Scientific Award
for the Applications of Behavioral Development
Richard M. Lerner is featured in a video discussing why Williamson College
of the Trades matters for the future of American society
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Richard M. Lerner has been named the 2015 recipient of the
Association Division 1 Ernest R. Hilgard Lifetime Achievement Award', for distinguished
career contributions to general psychology
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Julie Dobrow, Direction of
Communications and Media Studies at Tufts University, blogs on the
Huffington Post about IARYD'S AIMS Study.
about the new research on anti-bullying awareness >
IARYD's own Mimi Arbeit was asked to speak at Tufts'
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, at
which she earned her PhD.
Watch a video and/or read a transcript
of the speech >
IARYD alum Amy Eva Alberts Warren releases
undergraduate textbook in collaboration with Jennifer Tanner and
Daniel Bellack. Learn more about the book, Visualizing the
Richard M. Lerner, Elise M. Harris, Jennifer P. gans,
Miriam R. Arbeit, and Lisette M. DeSouza write a Feature Article for
the SRA News Blog
Read the article, "In The Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner:
Applying Developmental Science to Promote Social Justice" >
Arthur interactive graphic novel, "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh,"
highlighted on Kidscreen.com
Read the blog post, "Once More, (Games) With Feeling" >
Richard M. Lerner wins the 2014 American Psychological Association
Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology
The APA award "recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to
advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or
application of psychological techniques to important practical problems."
Dr. Julie Dobrow, Director of Communications and Media
Studies at Tufts University, blogs on Huffington Post about IARYD
Read the blog post, "Learning from Arthur: New Research on
Anti-bullying Awareness" >
Princeton University and the Brookings Institution release the latest
issue of The Future of Children. Colonel Stephen J. Cozza (U.S. Army,
Retired) and Richard M. Lerner serve as co-editors of the volume dedicated
military-connected children and their families. (Fall 2013)
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Dr. Megan Kiely Mueller featured in the Summer 2013 issue of the
Magazine of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
the Tufts Veterinary Medicine issue (see page 24-27 for the article on Megan and her work) >
Dr. Edmond P. Bowers featured in the Chronicle of
Read the interview with IARYD's rising star here >
Dr. Megan Kiely Mueller featured on the Tisch College blog
Read about Megan's work on the role animals play in human
America's Promise Alliance launches the Center
for Promise at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
the announcement on the America's Promise Alliance website >
an article about the Center for Promise in The Tufts Daily >
Professor Richard M. Lerner and Doctoral Research Assistant
Megan Kiely Mueller to teach course covering human-animal interaction
an article about the course and more from The Tufts Daily >
Dr. Lerner delivers Keynote Speech at recent conference on PYD and Service
(Zurich, Switzerland - September 2012)
German-language interview with Richard M. Lerner >
Richard M. Lerner wins the 2013 Urie Bronfenbrenner
Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in
the Service of Science and Society
Dr. Gail S. Goodman, Distinguished Professor in the Psychology
Department of the University of California, Davis, and President-Elect
of Division 7 of the American Psychological Association has announced
that Richard M. Lerner is the 2013 winner of the "Urie Bronfenbrenner
Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the
Service of Science and Society." Professor Goodman wrote to Rich that
this award is "a wonderful acknowledgement of your tremendous
contributions to the field!"
Rich will be presented with the award at the 2013 APA convention.
He will give an invited address at a ceremony in his honor. The 2013
convention will be held from July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Please join those of us at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth
Development in congratulating Rich on this award.
Richard M. Lerner delivering the keynote speech at the Youth-Nex
Inaugural Conference Oct. 24-25, 2011 "Forward Thinking: Preparing
our Youth for the Coming World"
Watch the speech >
Society for Research on Adolescence newsletter
features 4H Study of Positive Youth Development
Read the article >
The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development is
featured in U.S. News and World Report
the article >
IARYD Issues Latest Annual Report
View 2010-2011 report >
Kirschenbaum-Cohn Fellow Named
We are happy to announce that Miriam Arbeit, a doctoral student in the
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and research assistant at
the Institute, has been named the Kirschenbaum-Cohn Fellow for 2010-2011.
The Kirschenbaum-Cohn Fellowship was established by the generosity of
Joan Kirschenbaum Cohn, Ph.D. The fellowship provides support to a student
pursuing a Ph.D. in Child Development while working as a research assistant
at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. Mimi is the
fifth Kirschenbaum-Cohn Fellow. We thank Joan Kirschenbaum Cohn for her
generosity and congratulate Mimi on being named the most recent fellow.
more about Mimi >
Dr. Lerner featured in recent New York Time article "What Is It About 20-Somethings?"
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Richard M. Lerner named the 2010 recipient of the John P. Hill Memorial Award
It is a great pleasure that we announce that Richard M. Lerner has
been named the 2010 recipient of the John P. Hill Memorial Award from
the Society for Research on Adolescence. This award recognizes an
individual whose overall program of work has had a significant impact on
the understanding of development and behavior during the second decade
of the lifespan. This certainly fits Rich's important contributions to
the field. The award will be presented on March 12th at the SRA
Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia.
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