Events / MindCORE Seminar: Eva Telzer

MindCORE Seminar: Eva Telzer

November 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Eva Telzer
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Neurobiological sensitivity to social context in adolescents


Social influence from parents and peers represent the most potent predictors of adolescents’ initiation and escalation of risk-taking behaviors. However, emerging evidence also implicates the protective role of parents and peers in adolescents’ positive and adaptive adjustment. In this talk, I will draw on developmental social neuroscience research, underscoring the malleability of the adolescent brain, which may account for heightened susceptibility to social influence during this developmental period. I will highlight how neurobiological sensitivity to social context can be an opportunity for promoting social adjustment, redirecting negative trajectories to help adolescents thrive.


A pizza lunch will be served at 11:45am. The seminar will run from 12:00pm – 1:30pm.