Join Us: Free Forum on the Teen Brain with Abigail Baird

Ever wonder how your teenager’s brain might be impacting his/her educational experience? Are you a teacher that wants to better understand your high school students? Or maybe you’ve just noticed that adolescents have a lot of feelings. Either way, we’ve got the event for you!

Join us next Thursday, October 23rd at 3:30 pm at the Providence Public Library as we host Abigail Baird—Developmental Neuroscientist, Vassar professor, and “avid fan of popular culture and anything adolescent.” Baird will be joined in conversation by the Wallace Foundation’s Nancy Devine and PASA’s Executive Director, Hillary Salmons. They will participate in a panel discussion with some of PASA’s youth alumni on how adolescent brain development impacts educational success.

Abigail Baird earned her B.A. in biopsychology from Vassar College and her M.A. and PhD. in developmental psychology from Harvard University. Her research interests include the integration of emotion and cognition across development, with a particular focus on neural development during adolescence. She is currently working on a series of studies that examine how teenagers use emotional and cognitive information to inform their decision-making. Her other interests include neuroimaging, as well as the influence of psychological science on law and public policy.

It’s not every day that you get a leading researcher of teen minds in dialog with young people, so be sure to register!

This event is generously sponsored by The Wallace Foundation as part of PASA’s 10th Birthday Bash celebration