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PhD (Developmental Psychology), University of California, Berkeley, 1973;
BA, Harvard University, 1967.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Clark University (1973-1978);
Associate Professor of Psychology (1978-1982); Professor of Psychology, Clark University (1982-1989);
Dean of the Graduate School, Clark University (1983-1987); Chair of Education, Clark University (1988-1989);
Professor of Education, Brown University (1989-1998);
Chair of Education, Brown University (1989-1992);
The Mittlemann Family Director, Center for the Study of Human Development (1992-1998);
University Professor, Brown University (1996 - 1998).
Time at Stanford
Profesor of Education (1997 - );
Director, Stanford Center on Adolescence (1997 - );
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace (1999 - )
Development of moral commitment through the lifespan; the formation of purpose during adolescence; educational methods for promoting character, moral identity, and the capacity for good work.
Moral Education (Ed 247);
Advanced Seminar in Childhood and Adolescent Development (Ed 430A).
Recent Select Publications
The development of purpose during adolescence(2003). In Applied developmental science.(With Jenni Menon and Kendall Bronc)
Good Work: When excellence and ethic meet.(2001) Basic Books. (With Howard Gardner and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
The moral advantage: How to succeed in business by doing the right thing(2002). Optimize Magazine.
To not fade away: Restoring civic identity among the young (2001). In D. Ravitch and J. Viteretti, Making Good Citizens.
National Academy of Education, 2000 –
Editor-in-Chief, New Directions for Child Development, 1978 - .
Editor-in-Chief, Handbook of Child Psychology, 1998, 2005 editions.
Advisory Boards, Positive Coaching Alliance, The Thriving Indicators Project, The John Templeton Foundation.