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Dr. Mitch Prinstein

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Author of Popular: The Power of Likeability in a Status-Obsessed World

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Mitch Prinstein is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the director of clinical psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. Mitch’s research uses a developmental psychopathology framework to understand how adolescents’ interpersonal experiences, particularly among peers, are associated with depression, self-injury, and health risk behaviors. Mitch also examines popularity and peer influence as factors that are associated with adolescents' health risk behaviors, including substance use, sexual risk behavior, and weight-related behavior.

He is the author of Popular: The Power of Likeability in a Status-Obsessed World.

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Psychology of Popularity