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Center for Adolescent Research and Education

CARE at Susquehanna University examines attitudes and behaviors of adolescents and young adults. The center investigates development and decision-making, focusing on issues of

  • Personal development
  • Underage drinking and drug use
  • Sexual behavior
  • Bullying
  • Violence
  • Suicide

Latest News

Huffington Post, 3/4/14
The March column focuses on the importance of promoting emotional intelligence in young people. Read the column.

Huffington Post, 2/18/14
This column focuses on the myths of manhood and what adults, especially parents, can do to raise emotionally intelligent boys. Read the column.

Psychology Today, 2/3/14
Stephen Wallace's February column examines the recent trials of pop star Justin Bieber from a developmental perspective. Read the column.

Huffington Post, 1/10/14
Stephen Wallace explores the challenges facing first-year college students. Read the column.

Independent School Magazine, 1/6/14
In this feature, Stephen Wallace gives a more optimistic view of the modern-day adolescent. Read the feature.


The center is directed by Stephen Wallace, a 1981 graduate of Susquehanna.
Read his bio.

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael D. Smith is the center’s academic research coordinator. Read his bio

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