Dec 9, 2016 - Virtue Forum Luncheon
“Becoming Who They Want to Be: Cross-National and In-Depth Examinations of Value-Behavior Concordance in Adolescence”
December 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Heritage Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union
NOTE: At this event lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.
About Dr. Warren
Dr. Warren joined the Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow in August 2016. He received his Ph.D. in Positive Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University in the summer of 2016. Michael’s research addresses two key areas of youth virtue and flourishing: (1) the role of mindfulness in enabling adolescents to live in accord with their values; and (2) longitudinal trajectories of adaptive functioning and their relation to risk behaviors (e.g., substance use, delinquency) during adolescence. Grounded in Schwartz values theory, self-determination theory, and relational developmental systems, Michael’s research has been published both in developmental psychology journals (e.g., Developmental Psychology; Journal of Youth and Adolescence) as well as positive psychology outlets (e.g., Journal of Happiness Studies; Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology). At the Institute Michael will conduct a longitudinal follow-up of his dissertation to model causal links between mindfulness, value-behavior concordance, and thriving among 12-17 year-olds. In addition, he will examine the family and youth characteristics of adolescents who exhibit the peculiar developmental pattern of high adaptive functioning and substantial risk.