New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development

Cover image for Vol. 2014 Issue 143

Edited By: Lene Arnett Jensen and Reed W. Larson

Online ISSN: 1534-8687

Editorial Board


Lene Arnett Jensen is Associate Professor of Psychology at Clark University, USA, where she holds the Oliver and Dorothy Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. from the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago in 1996. One line of Dr. Jensen’s research addresses cultural identity development in the contexts of migration and global change. This work includes a focus on immigrants’ civic engagement. A second line of research is in the area of moral development, addressing how moral reasoning and behavior are culturally and developmentally situated. Dr. Jensen’s research also addresses the role of religion for both migration and morality. Her publications include New Horizons in Developmental Theory and Research (2005, with R. W. Larson), Immigrant Civic Engagement: New Translations (2008, with C. A. Flanagan), and Bridging Cultural and Developmental Psychology: New Syntheses for Theory, Research and Policy (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). Dr. Jensen is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Research on Adolescence. She also serves on the board of directors of two community organizations, Liberty’s Promise in Washington, DC and Children’s Friend in Worcester, MA

Reed W. Larson is a professor in the Departments of Human and Community Development, Psychology, Leisure Studies, Kinesiology, and Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the President of the Society for Research on Adolescence from 2008-2010. His research focuses on the daily experience of adolescents and their parents. He is author of Divergent Realities: The Emotional Lives of Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents (with Maryse Richards), which examines the organization of time and emotions within the daily lives of families and how emotions are transmitted between family members. He is also the author of Being Adolescent: Conflict and Growth in the Teenage Years (with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi), which deals with the daily experience of high school students. He has also conducted research on adolescents’ media use, time alone, experience with friends, and school experience. He recently completed a study of middle class adolescents in India, and was the chair of the Study Group on Adolescence in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Society for Research on Adolescence. His current area of interest is adolescents’ experience in extra-curricular activities, community-based programs, and others structured, voluntary activities in the after-school hours. He holds a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago.