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Welcome to the Adolescent Moral Development Lab website!

The Adolescent Moral Development Lab strives to help all youth thrive. Our work is aimed at better understanding how young people develop a sense of purpose for their lives, and how they manage to contribute in meaningful ways to the world beyond themselves. In addition to understanding what healthy development entails, we seek to support it. Our work provides guidance to parents, teachers, mentors, and others interested in helping youth develop in optimal ways.

Currently we’re focused on:

  • Designing and testing programs to foster purpose in school settings;
  • Learning how marginalized adolescents can discover a purpose for their lives;
  • And, studying the effects of globalization on youth’s views of the future and their role in it.

To get involved in our latest work, please check out our purpose toolkit website: https://www.fosterpurpose.org/

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