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CFS clinical associate professor advises high schoolers on healthy decision making

Rick Weinberg at Wharton High

Weinberg is a liscensed psychologist and has also worked extensively with high school students to develop appreciation and respect for people of all cultures, religions, and sexual orientation.

Rick Weinberg, PhD, ABPP, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS), was invited to speak to Wharton High School students on their Club Day. The Students Against Destructive Decisions Club asked Weinberg to present on why teenagers make risky decisions, and what factors lead them to make healthier behavioral and relational choices. Weinberg summarized research for them in two areas — the power of peer influence and social media — and encouraged them to use their powers of influence in compassionate, charitable, and encouraging ways.

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