About Dr. Prinstein
Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP is the Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association and the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For over 25 years, Mitch’s research has examined interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health risk behaviors among adolescents, with a specific focus on the unique role of on- and off-line peer relationships in the developmental psychopathology of depression and self-injury. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and 9 books, including an undergraduate textbook in clinical psychology, graduate volumes on assessment and treatment in clinical child and adolescent psychology, a set of encyclopedias on adolescent development, and the acclaimed trade book, Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships. He is a past Editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, a past-president of the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association. Mitch and his work has been featured in over 200 pieces in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, Reuters, Family Circle, Real Simple, All Things Considered, and in two TEDx talks.