About the Institute: People

Jacqueline Lerner
Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology
Boston College Lynch School of Education
239C Campion Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 552-2648
Fax: (617) 552-1981


Jacqueline V. Lerner is a professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Boston College Lynch School of Education. She received her doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University in 1980. Prior to her position at Boston College, she was on the faculty at the Pennsylvania State University and Michigan State University.

Her current research and teaching interests include the study of normative child development within the school and home contexts; temperament; maternal employment and day care influences on child development; early adolescent transitions and positive youth development; and life-span developmental theory.

She has directed two longitudinal studies of adolescent development and is the archivist for the New York Longitudinal Study (NYLS), a 30 year old longitudinal study of life-span development. Currently she is the Scientific Director of the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a research project funded by the National 4-H Council.

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