Adolescence can be complicated, but there are some stereotypes about it that can create misunderstandings. Understanding adolescent brain and social development can help us promote healthy outcomes for all.
UO psychology professor Jennifer Pfeifer holds the keys to solving some of those puzzles of teenage behavior. After studying the adolescent brain for over 15 years, Pfeifer says there is a method to this perceived madness, and the brain is doing exactly what it should be doing — preparing teens to survive on their own.
Know of a complex topic that needs some explaining? Take time to explore our latest YouTube series, Understood, a collection of animated micro-lessons led by UO faculty and created to help unpack challenging questions and interesting ideas. What topic do you think needs to be Understood?
University of Oregon Michael H. Schill welcomes guests to his Portland “living room” during this semi-annual event. The evening includes a series of curated talks highlighting the academic work and research of selected UO faculty, plus a rotating guest speaker, such as a current student or graduate.
Documenting the creation of the University of Oregon's Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Explore from conception, to breaking ground, and into the future. Experience as the Knight Campus reshapes the state’s public higher education landscape by training new generations of scientists, engaging in new interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.