Department Colloquium with Dr. Mitch Prinstein

Thursday January 15, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM




Mitch Prinstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Predicting Adolescent Suicidal Behavior


Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults, yet remains a remarkably understudied area. Our recent work has examined atypical acute interpersonal stress responses that may be associated prospectively with self-injury trajectories among adolescent girls. Recent research integrates developmental psychopathology, neuroscience, and genomics research that may help explain the dramatic increase in suicidal behavior at the adolescent transition.


Mitch Prinstein is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Program. Dr. Prinstein is active in two programs of developmental psychopathology research examining:

1. Interpersonal-Cognitive Models of Adolescent Depression and Self-Injury
2. Peer Influence and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors
Dr. Prinstein also maintains a long-standing commitment to professional development in psychology.



Annually the Department of Psychology hosts a Colloquia Series throughout the academic year. This exciting program brings us together outside of the classroom to have conversations with the speakers we’ve invited to our campus to share their ideas. You’ll have the chance to hear from international speakers on a wide range of provocative topics.