UNH Speakers Bureau

The Adolescent Brain and Risk Behaviors

 

Program Description:

This presentation can focus on various elements of adolescent development and emerging adulthood, with a focus on activity involvement as a context for the development of identity and future perspective; parental, family, and broader contextual influences on adolescent development; prevention research and theory from a positive youth development perspective.


Speaker:

Erin Sharp

Erin Hiley Sharp, Ph.D., is a Carsey Institute faculty fellow and assistant professor of family studies at the University of New Hampshire. Her research interests include activity involvement as a context for adolescent development; parental, family, and broader contextual influences on adolescent development; and prevention research and theory from a positive youth development perspective. At the Carsey Institute, Erin’s work focuses on investigating factors that contribute to the positive development of vulnerable youth. Much of this work will involve analysis of data from the Youth Panel Study of Coos County. Erin received her doctorate degree in human development and family studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2006. She joined UNH in 2009 after spending two years as an assistant professor of human development at Mississippi State University.

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