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The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens

An evening with Christine Carter, Ph.D.

The New Adolescence with Christine Carter, Ph.D

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins 7 p.m.
Book signing to follow talk
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door (as available)

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The New Adolescence Book CoverTeens today are suffering from an epidemic of anguish that cannot be ignored. Last year, nearly one-fifth seriously considered suicide. We’ve always known that teenagers can be moody, but that is not what is going on today. Today’s teenagers and preteens are growing up in an entirely new world, and many parents are paralyzed by problems that didn’t exist less than a decade ago.

The good news is that we do understand why this generation is different and why they are suffering, and this means that we understand what we can do to reverse the scary trends in mental illness in teens.

A highly acclaimed sociologist at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., melds research — including the latest findings in neuroscience, sociology and social psychology — with her own real-world experiences as the mother of four teenagers. In her talk about “The New Adolescence,” she’ll give parents and educators realistic ways to help preteens, teens and college students find focus and fulfillment.

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Alert: As a precaution to contain the spread of coronavirus, this event has been rescheduled from the original date of April 28, 2020. All event attendees that purchased tickets to the April 28 event will receive a full refund.

About the speaker

Christine Carter, Ph.D.Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a sociologist and author of “The New Adolescence,” “The Sweet Spot and “Raising Happiness.” A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and a recipient of multiple honors and awards, Carter was a senior fellow at Dartmouth before she began work in marketing management, and later, school administration. After completing her masters and doctoral degrees in sociology at UC Berkeley, Carter was recruited to lead the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) as its executive director. In 2014, she hired a new executive director so that she could pursue her writing and speaking career full-time. She remains a sociologist and senior fellow at the GGSC.

A sought-after keynote speaker, she draws on scientific research to help people lead their most courageous, joyful, meaningful and productive lives. She is a regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report, and her advice column is syndicated on, and several other websites.


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