Recent News:
  • 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 'American Psychological Association Division 1 Ernest R. Hilgard Lifetime Achievement Award', for distinguished career contributions to general psychology
    Learn more about the award >

  • Julie Dobrow, Direction of Communications and Media Studies at Tufts University, blogs on the Huffington Post about IARYD'S AIMS Study.
    Read 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 Lifespan.

  • 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 research
    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 to
    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
    Read 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 Evidence-based Mentoring
    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 development >

  • America's Promise Alliance launches the Center for Promise at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
    Read the announcement on the America's Promise Alliance website >
    Read 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
    Read 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)

    Read 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
    Read 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.
    Learn more about Mimi >

  • Dr. Lerner featured in recent New York Time article "What Is It About 20-Somethings?"
    Read the article >

  • 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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