Decline of emotional resilience among college students: Causes and potential solutions

7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016
PSU Theater

Anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and problems dealing with everyday life are plaguing college students today to a far greater extent than in the past. Why is this? Peter Gray will suggest that much of the problem lies in the overemphasis on academic performance and the loss of free play in childhood and adolescence. It is in play and adventure, away from adults, that young people practice the emotional, social and practical skills required to become effective adults.


Research Professor of Psychology, Boston College Peter Gray

Peter Gray

Research Professor of Psychology, Boston College