Presented by the Alan Hu Foundation
Alan Hu Foundation Mental Health Lecture Series is excited to present a free webinar featuring Dr. Prinstein and Dr. Telzer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on the topic of “Technology, Social Media, and Adolescent Mental Health” on 5/31 5-6:20pm PT. The Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities at https://www.mhacc-usa.org will provide simultaneous Chinese interpretation. Registration link is https://alanhufoundation.org.
Dr. Mitch Prinstein and Dr. Eva Telzer explain, “In this talk, we will deconstruct the psychological science on youths’ technology and social media use to understand the questions scientists are asking, what we have found, what it means for youth today, and what you can do to help. Though the results are sometimes frightening, there is some hope, especially if parents, educators, and policy-makers take action now.”
Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP serves as the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill and is Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist who has studied child and adolescent mental health for over 25 years and has published hundreds of scientific manuscripts, chapters and textbooks, trade books, and a workbook for adolescents. Dr. Prinstein is regularly featured as an expert in psychological science within hundreds of national and international outlets including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Time Magazine, CNN, and TEDx Talks.
Eva Telzer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill and an Associate Editor at Child Development and Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience. Her research examines how social and cultural processes shape adolescent brain development, with a focus on prosocial and risk-taking behaviors, family and peer relationships, and the role of social media in youths’ lives. She has authored numerous publications, received many awards for her work, and consulted government agencies and non-profit associations. Dr. Telzer has had media appearances in the New York Times, NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC.