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 Parents.com, Parenting.com, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Yahoo!, CNN, MSNBC, Time.com, ABC News, and NPR. Experience 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. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.