Mitch 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.