Head shot2Mitch Prinstein is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Program. 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’s work has two areas of focus.

1) Interpersonal-Cognitive-Biological Models of Adolescent Depression and Self-Injury
2) Peer Influence and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors

Dr. Prinstein also maintains a long-standing commitment to professional development in psychology.

This website offers an overview of research programs, information regarding the UNC Peer Relations Lab, and some professional development resources.



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