WWU psychologist to discuss how the Web affects teens

Adriana Manago, a developmental psychologist at Western Washington University, will present “What is the Internet Doing to Teens? (And what are Teens Doing to the Internet?)” as a part of WWU’s Department of Psychology Family Academy lecture series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at Brandywine Kitchen in downtown Bellingham.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Manago will discuss the latest research on youth and the Internet, including how teenagers use the Web for entertainment, information, to socialize with friends, and to figure out who they are.

The department is encouraging parents, teenagers and community to participate in the open discussion.

Family Academy is an ongoing lecture series connecting scholars at WWU with families and community members in Bellingham. The mission is to engage the community in innovative discussions about topics surrounding parenting and children’s development and education.

For more information on this lecture or the Psychology Department Family Academy lecture series, contact Rebecca Goodvin at 360-650-3575 or Rebecca.Goodvin@wwu.edu.

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