Highly acclaimed sociologist and author Christine Carter to address 'The New Adolescence' - March 2

Adults in the Poly community and beyond are invited to hear highly acclaimed speaker, sociologist, and author Christine Carter, Ph.D., who will discuss her latest book, "The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction," on Monday, March 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Garland Auditorium on the South Campus.

Teens 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 understandably, many parents are paralyzed by issues 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. This means that we understand what we can do to reverse the trends in mental illness.

Dr. Carter is also the author of "The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less" and "Raising Happiness" and is a senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. She draws on the latest scientific research in psychology, sociology, and neuroscience — and uses her own often hilarious real-world experiences — to provide parenting, productivity, and happiness advice.

This event will be advertised to the greater Los Angeles community, and reservations are required. While admission to hear Dr. Carter is free, you can also purchase a copy of her latest book, which you can pick up and have her sign the night of the event. Additional copies will be sold as supplies last. Make your reservation online today.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Fleischer.
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