Richard Rende, Ph.D.

Title: Developmental psychologist, researcher, educator, and consultant
Education: The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies

Richard Rende, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist, researcher, educator, and consultant. As a research professor at Brown University, he led many large-scale scientific projects on child development and parenting and served in multiple academic leadership roles. Rende distills scientific findings for parents and policymakers as a writer and speaker, and his work has been featured in,, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Yahoo!, CNN, MSNBC,, ABC News, and NPR.


Rende is the co-author of Raising Can-Do Kids: Giving Children the Tools to Thrive in a Fast-Changing World, and author of Psychosocial Interventions for Genetically-Influenced Problems in Children and Adolescents.

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