Suniya S. Luthar, Ph.D.
Suniya Luthar is Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer at Authentic Connections and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College. After receiving her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1990, she served on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and the Child Study Center at Yale. Between 1997 and 2013, she was at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she also served as Senior Advisor to the Provost (2011-2013). Between 2014 and 2019, she was Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. Dr. Luthar's research involves vulnerability and resilience among various populations including youth in poverty, children in families affected by mental illness, and youth and parents (especially mothers) in high-achieving, pressured communities.
BS Child Development (Hons.), Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India, 1978
MS Child Development, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India, 1980
PhD (Distinction) Developmental/Clinical Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, 1990
Clinical Internship: Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, 1989-1990
Licensed clinical psychologist, Connecticut License #001710, 12/06/91;
Arizona # PSY-004559, 09/2014.
Contact Information - SLuthar@AuthConn.com
With a base in rigorous science, Authentic Connections is committed to maximizing individuals' personal well-being and resilient adaptation in their families, communities, and work settings.
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Luthar's early scientific contributions were recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) in the form of a Dissertation Award in 1990 (Division 37; Child, Youth, & Family Services), and the Boyd McCandless Young Scientist Award in 1998 (Division 7; Developmental Psychology). In 2006, she was named Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and named Fellow of the American Association for Psychological Science in recognition of her distinguished contributions to science. In 2015, Luthar was named Fellow of the American Psychological Association's Divisions 7 and 37 (Developmental Psychology, & Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice) and in 2020, of Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women). Other awards include a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1993), an American Mensa Education and Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Research on Intelligence (1995), and an award for Integrity and Mentorship from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)'s Asian Caucus in 2009. Luthar has served as chair of a grant peer review committee at the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review (2002–04), was elected member of the Governing Council of SRCD (2006–09), and chair of SRCD's Asian Caucus (2008–09). She served on the APA's Committee on Socioeconomic Status (2007–08), was elected to APA's Council of Representatives (Division 7) Developmental Psychology; 2013-16, and in Jan 2017, was elected to be President Elect of APA's Division 7 (2019). Luthar served on the 2019 consensus study report of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Vibrant & Health Kids, and in 2020, she received the John P. Hill Memorial Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence.
For copies of articles, please email SLuthar@AuthConn.com or see ResearchGate
Luthar, S. S., Ebbert, A.E., & Kumar, N.L. (In press). Risk and resilience among Asian American youth: Ramifications of discrimination and low authenticity in self-presentations. American Psychologist.
Ebbert, A. E. & Luthar, S.S, (2021). Influential domains of school climate fostering resilience in high achieving schools. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, Online first,https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2021.1898501
Korous, K.M, Causadias, J.M, Bradley, R.H., Luthar, S.S., & Levy, R. (2021). A systematic overview of meta-analyses on socioeconomic status, cognitive ability, and achievement: The need to focus on specific pathways. Psychological Reports. Online first, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0033294120984127
Luthar, S. S., Ciciolla, L., & Suh, B. (2021). ACEs among youth from high achieving schools: Appraising vulnerability processes toward fostering resilience. American Psychologist, 76, 300–313. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000754.
Chesak, S.S., Bhagra, A., Cutshall, S., Ingram, A., Benoit, L. R., Medina-Inojosa, J. R., Hayes, S. N., Carolan, B. J., Luthar, S. S. (2020). Authentic Connections Groups: A pilot test of an intervention aimed at enhancing resilience among nurse leader mothers. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 17, 39-48. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12420.
Luthar, S. S., Ebbert, A.E., & Kumar, N.L. (2020). Risk and resilience during COVID-19: A new study in the Zigler paradigm of developmental science. Development and Psychopathology. Online first. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579420001388
Luthar, S. S., Kumar, N. L., & Zillmer, N. (2020a). High Achieving Schools connote significant risks for adolescents: Problems documented, processes implicated, and directions for interventions. American Psychologist, 75, 983-995. https://doi.apa.org/doi/10.1037/amp0000556
Luthar, S. S., Kumar, N. L., & Zillmer, N. (2020b). Teachers’ responsibilities for students’ mental health: Challenges in high achieving schools. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 8, 119–130.https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2019.1694112
Luthar, S.S. & Mendes, S.H. (2020). Trauma informed schools: Supporting educators as they support the children. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 8, 147–157.
Luthar, S. S., Suh, B., Ebbert, A.E., & Kumar, N.L. (2020). Vulnerabilities among students in high-achieving schools: Potential ill-effects of pressures to be 'standouts'. Adversity and Resilience Science, 1, 135–147. doi.org/10.1007/s42844-020-00009-3
Matsopoulos, A., & Luthar, S.S. (2020). Parents, caregivers and educators: The forgotten stakeholders in the discussion of resilience. Editorial for Special Issue, International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 8, 75-77.
Spinrad, T. L., Morris, A. S., & Luthar, S. S. (2020). Introduction to the special issue: Socialization of emotion and self-regulation: Understanding processes and application. Developmental psychology, 56, 385-389.
Stiles, K., Lee, S. S, & Luthar, S. S. (2020). When parents seek perfection: Implications for psychological functioning among teens at high-achieving schools. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Online first https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-020-01828-9
Warikoo, N., Chin, M., ZIllmer, N., Luthar, S.S. (2020). The influence of parent expectations and parent-child relationships on mental health in Asian American and White American families. Sociological Forum. Online first: https://doi.org/10.1111/socf.12583
Burack, , J. A., & Luthar, S. S. (2020). Edward Zigler (1930–2019). American Psychologist, 410.
Luthar, S. S, Kumar, N. L., & Benoit R. (2019). Toward fostering resilience on large scale: Connecting communities of caregivers. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 1813-1825
Luthar, S. S., & Kumar, N. L. (2019). How can you help children thrive in a world focused on success? In T. McCullough & K. Whitaker (Eds.), Wealth of Wisdom: 50 Questions Wealthy Families Ask and Answers from the World's Top Family Wealth Experts, pp. 149-154. New York: Wiley.
Ciciolla, L. & Luthar, S. S. (2019). Invisible household labor and ramifications for adjustment: Mothers as captains of households. Sex Roles. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-1001-x
Suh, B. & Luthar, S. S. (2019). Parental aggravation may tell more about a child's mental/behavioral health than Adverse Childhood Experiences: Using the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health. Child Abuse & Neglect. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104330
Ebbert, A.M., Infurna, F. J., Luthar, S. S., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Corbin, W. R. (2019). Examining the link between emotional childhood abuse and social relationships in midlife: The Moderating role of the oxytocin receptor gene. Child Abuse and Neglect, 98, 104151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104151
Ebbert, A.E., Kumar, N.L., & Luthar, S.S. (2019). Complexities in adjustment patterns among the "best and the brightest": Risk and resilience in the context of high-achieving schools. Research in Human Development, 16, 21-34, DOI:10.1080/15427609.2018.1541376
Ebbert, A., Infurna, F. J., & Luthar, S.S. (2019). Mapping developmental changes in perceived parent-adolescent relationship quality throughout middle school and high school. Development and Psychopathology. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579418001219
Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., Bradley, R. H., & Luthar, S. S. (2018). Unpacking the link between socioeconomic status and behavior problems: A second order meta-analysis. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 1889-1906. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418001141
Curlee, A. S., Aiken, L. S., & Luthar, S. S. (2018). Middle school peer reputation in high-achieving schools: Ramifications for maladjustment versus competence by age 18. Development and Psychopathology.https://doi-org.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/10.1017/S0954579418000275
Infurna, F. J. & Luthar, S. S. (2018). Re-evaluating the notion that resilience is commonplace: A review and distillation of directions for future research, practice, and policy. Clinical Psychology Review.DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2018.07.003
Luthar, S. S., Small, P.J., Ciciolla, L. (2018). Adolescents from upper middle class communities: Substance misuse and addiction across early adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 311-335. doi.org/10.1017/S0954579417000645.
Luthar, S.S., & Kumar, N.L. (2018). Youth in high-achieving schools: Challenges to mental health and directions for evidence-based interventions. In A. W. Leschied, D. H. Saklofske, and G. L. Flett, Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion: An Evidence-Informed Framework (pp. 441-458). New York: Springer.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Mothering mothers. In R.A. Settersten Jr. & Megan M. McClelland (Eds.), The Study of Human Development: The Future of the Field. New York: Routledge.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Developmental psychopathology. In A. Martin, M.H. Bloch and F. R. Volkmar (Eds.), Lewis's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - A Comprehensive Textbook, Fifth Edition (pp. 452-475). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
Luthar, S. S. (2017). Doing for the greater good: What price, in academe? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 1153-1158. DOI10.1177/1745691617727863.
Luthar, S. S., Small, P.J., Ciciolla, L. (2017). Adolescents from upper middle class communities: Substance misuse and addiction across early adulthood. Development and Psychopathology. First view: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579417000645
Ciciolla, L., Curlee, A., & Luthar, S. S. (2017). What women want: Employment preference and adjustment among mothers. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 27, 282-290.: DOI 10.1007/s10834-017-9534-7.
Infurna, F. J., & Luthar, S. S. (2017). Parent’s adjustment following the death of their child: Resilience is multidimensional and differs across outcomes examined. Journal of Personality, 68, 38-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2017.04.004
Infurna, F.J. & Luthar, S. S. (2017). The multidimensional nature of resilience to spousal loss. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 112, 926-947. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000095
Luthar, S.S., Curlee, A., Tye, S.J., Engelman, J.C., &. Stonnington, C. M. (2017). Fostering resilience among mothers under stress: “Authentic Connections Groups” for medical professionals. Women’s Health Issues, 27, 382-390. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2017.02.007
Luthar, S.S., & Eisenberg, N. (2017). Resilient adaptation among at-risk children: Harnessing science toward maximizing salutary environments. Child Development, 88, 337–349. doi:10.1111/cdev.1273m
Ciciolla, L., Curlee, A., Karageorge, J., & Luthar, S. S. (2016). When mothers and fathers are seen as disproportionately valuing achievements: Implications for adjustment among upper middle class youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Online first, OI: 10.1007/s10964-016-0596-x
Infurna, F.J., & Luthar, S.S. (2016a). Resilience to major life stressors is not as common as thought. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 175 –194. DOI: 10.1177/1745691615621271
Infurna, F.J., & Luthar, S.S. (2016b). Resilience has been and will always be, but rates declared are inevitably suspect: Reply to Galatzer-Levy and Bonanno. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 199 –201. DOI: 10.1177/1745691615621281
Luthar, S. S., Crossman, E. J., & Small, P. J. (2015). Resilience and adversity. In R.M. Lerner and M. E. Lamb (Eds.). Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science (7th Edition, Vol. III, pp. 247-286). New York: Wiley.
Luthar, S.S., & Ciciolla, L. (2015). What it feels like to be a mother: Variations by children’s developmental stages. Developmental Psychology, 52, 143-154. http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/dev0000062
Luthar, S.S., & Ciciolla, L. (2016). Who mothers Mommy? Factors that contribute to mothers’ well-being. Developmental Psychology, 51, 1812-1823. http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/dev0000051
Coren, S. A., & Luthar, S. S. (2014). Pursuing perfection: Distress and interpersonal functioning among adolescent boys in single-sex and co-educational independent schools. Journal of School Psychology, 51, 931-946. PMCID: PMC4225622
Lyman, E. & Luthar, S. S. (2014). Further evidence on the “Costs of Privilege”: Perfectionism in high-achieving youth at socioeconomic extremes. Journal of School Psychology, 51, 913-930. PMCID: PMC4559285
Luthar, S. S., Barkin, S. H., & Crossman, E. J. (2013). “I can, therefore I must”: Fragility in the upper-middle classes. Development and Psychopathology, 25th Anniversary Special Issue, 25, 1529-1549. PMCID: PMC4215566
Selected interviews/ citations
Medium, July 6. Schools still have a mental health epidemic.
Tamalpais High School, CA (video). May 29. Finding your fit.
Washington Post. June 1. 6 ways to help kids regain a sense of purposeMSNBC Live with Yasmin Vossoughian, May 9 (video). Americans struggle to describe the.. toll of pandemic.
Denton Daily, Dec 16. The invisible workload of modern mothers, damaging their mental health.
Religion News Service, Dec 9. The new science of spiritual fortitude: The key to enduring faith.
Yahoo Lifestyle, Dec 6. 10 ways to streamline your decision-making.
The Oakland Press, Nov 20. Students in high-achieving schools are now named an "at-risk" group.
ParentsMagazine, Oct 28. Kids in high-achieving schools considered 'at risk,' but parents can help.
The Riveter, Oct 24. How to divide household chores without hating your partner.
East Valley TribuneOct 21. Gilbert creates united front on teen suicide.
Fullprefrontal.com, Oct 7 (podcast). When having it all doesn’t translate into having it easy.
Fullprefrontal.com, Oct 1 (podcast). The affluenza tradeoff.
Washington Post, Sept 26. Students in high-achieving schools are now named an ‘at-risk’ group.
WTMJ Milwaukee,Sept 13 (video) Middle school might be even tougher on moms than students.
World Leading Schools Association Sept 10 (video). WLSA 2019 Opening Keynote by Suniya S. Luthar
KTAR Radio, Sept. 10. ASU professor advises parents on how to talk to your kids about 9/11
PsychCentral.com, Sept 08. Kids flourish when parents are happy, supported.
ASUNow, Sept 6. ASUpsychology professor addresses disturbing suicide trend
CNBC-TV, Aug 28. Money can’t buy happiness: How income inequality hurts all of us.
Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 26. How to head off the toll of the terrible tweens on mothers' self-esteem.
Raising Good Humans, Aug 23 (podcast). “I can, therefore I must” - risks of high achieving stressors and the powerful protection of close relationships.
Mercer Island Reporter, Aug 21. MIYFS receives 4-year prevention grant.
Yahoo Entertainment,Aug 21. Mothers suffer..most when their children are in their middle-school years.
Child Trends, Aug 13 (video) Supporting caregivers as they support kids in fostering resilience.
Ivanhoe Newswire, Aug 6 (video). How to handle most stressful stage for moms: middle school.
69News, NJ Aug 1 (video). Positive Parenting: Middle school can be tough for both moms and kids
Your Teen, June 25(podcast @ 12:30 minutes). Want to be a good mother? Be good to yourself.
Ledevoir.com, Canada (June 8). Big Little Lies: de grands mensonges, juste de grands mensonges.
National Association of Independent Schools, Summer 2019. Reframing the foundation for student success.
Your Teen, May 20. Interview with Suniya Luthar: The psychology of motherhood and more
Global News, Canada, May 7 (podcast). Super Awesome Science Show: The science of moms.
PBS NewsHour, April 27 (video). Connecting mothers
The Rossland Telegraph, April 23. Why mothers of tweens are more depressed than mothers of babies.
The Robesonian, April 12. It’s tough being a teen girl.
The Telegraph, UK. March 30. Us mothers are invisible for 359 days of the year, so bring on the glittery tat.
KMIH FM-889 The Bridge, WA,March 26 (podcast). Joe’s class with psychologist & educator Suniya Luthar.
American Psychological Association (podcast). March 15. The college admissions scandal and the psychology of affluence.
The Washington Post, March 14. Mental health problems rise significantly among young Americans.
Quartz.com, March 14. The best solution to the college admissions scandal is simple: run lotteries.
ThriveGlobal.com, March 6. Why parenting is the biggest challenge to maintaining my mental health.
All4Women.com, South Africa,Jan 24. Why today’s mothers are exhausted and unhappy.
Pix11TV, NY, Jan 24. ‘Invisible labor’ is taking a toll on mothers, study says
US News and World Reports, Jan 23. Moms, are you victims of 'invisible labor'?
Motherly, Jan 23. The invisible labor of motherhood is real—and it’s burning us out.
ScaryMommy.com, Jan 23. New study confirms what we know: Motherhood is bad for your mental health
The Daily Mail, UK, Jan 22. The invisible workload of modern mothers.
The London Economic, Jan 22. Being a mum ‘bad for a woman’s health’
The Independent, UK, Jan 22. Emotional responsibility of being a mother damaging women's mental health.
Good Morning America, Jan 22. ‘Invisible labor’ taking a toll on mothers’ well-being: What you need to know.
Mashable,Jan 22. Women’s invisible labor leaves them feeling empty, study finds.
Business Daily, Africa, Jan 16. Hope and resilience rise from depth of tragedy.
Washington Post, Jan. 8. There is no room for ‘average’ students these days.
Conducted within a developmental psychopathology framework, research by our group revolves around the construct of resilience and positive youth development (Luthar, 2003; Luthar, 2006; Luthar & Brown, 2007; Luthar, Cicchetti, & Becker, 2000; Luthar & Eisenberg, 2017). Core questions of interest are: What are the processes that help some children and adults do well in spite of diverse stressors in their lives? Across various spheres of development — psychological, emotional, interpersonal, and academic -- how can we help to maximize their potentials and achieve competent, productive trajectories over time?
Currently, we are focused on two major programs of research, each described more in detail below. The first involves middle- and high-school students at highly achieving schools; across diverse samples, these youth have shown greater substance use and distress relative to national norms. The second area encompasses prevention trials to foster resilience among adults in high stress settings via a manualized group intervention, Authentic Connections Groups.
Research has shown that students growing up in highly achieving schools represent an "at-risk" group: Across diverse samples, they have shown significantly greater substance use and distress relative to national norms. These findings have been replicated across diverse settings -- in public and private schools, in cities and in suburbs, and in different parts of the country. Over time, these high levels of stress and distress can have serious consequences, including self-harm and addiction (Luthar, Barkin, & Crossman, 2013; Luthar & Latendresse, 2005; Luthar, Small, & Ciciolla, 2017).
Currently, this programmatic research is focused on understanding how salient aspects of school climate, and of parent-child relationships, can best be modified in order to maximize the well-being of youth and of the adults who care for them. This work involves ongoing collaborations with high-achieving day and boarding schools across the country.
Fostering resilience in communities & the workplace
In collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, AZ , we examined the effectiveness of a relationally-based intervention for a group of mothers at high risk: Medical care providers with young children. Between 30% and 40% of US physicians reportedly experience professional burnout, with women at significantly greater risk than their male counterparts. The Authentic Connections Groups (ACG) intervention is aimed at the development and crystallization of close, supportive, and dependable relationships for these women, both at work and in their everyday lives.
Results of the intervention were positive at several levels. Across the 12 weeks of the groups, there were zero dropouts. After the program, analyses of covariance showed significantly greater improvements for mothers in the Authentic Connections Groups than control condition for depression and global symptoms. By 3 months follow-up, significant differences were seen for these two dimensions and almost all other central variables, including self-compassion, feeling loved, physical affection received, and parenting stress, with moderate effect sizes; participants also showed significant reductions in cortisol levels at both after the intervention and follow-up.
Since completion of this project, we have successfully completed groups for various other groups experiencing high everyday stress, including military mothers, graduate students, and women in STEM disciplines. Most recent efforts involve counselors, advisors, and administrators at high-achieving schools, such as those in the programmatic work described earlier.
Luthar, S. S. & Kumar, N. L. (2020). Maximizing the impact of initiatives to foster resilience in a COVID world. The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, Nov. 12 (virtual presentation).
Kumar, N. L. & Luthar, S. S. (2020). Creating communities that value and nurture well-being. Keynote at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Independent Schools, Oct. 23 (virtual presentation).
Luthar, S. S. (2020). How to talk about racial inequality and support faculty and staff of color during a period of civil unrest. National Association of Independent Schools, June 27 (webinar panel).
Luthar, S. S. & Kumar, N. L. (2020). Fostering resilience through COVID-19 disruptions. Florida Council of Independent Schools, April 30 (webinar).
Luthar, S. S. & Kumar, N. L. (2020). Mental health matters: Fostering resilience during COVID-19 school closures. National Association of Independent Schools, April 27 (webinar).
Luthar, S. S. & Kumar, N. L. (2020). Resilience tips for times of stress. Southern Association of Independent Schools, April 2 (webinar).
Luthar, S. S. & Kumar, N. L. (2020). Managing student stress and anxiety in remote learning contexts. Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, March 30 (webinar).
Luthar, S. S. (2019). The legacy of Edward Zigler. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, August 9.
Luthar, S. S. (2019). The National Academies of Science report: Maximizing the well-being of children and families. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, August 9.
Luthar, S. S. (2019). The National Academies of Science report: Maximizing the well-being of children and families. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, August 9.
Luthar, S. S. (2019). Youth in High Achieving Schools: Maximizing resilience. Opening keynote at the World Leading Schools Association, Prague, Czechia, July 19.
Luthar, S. S. (2019). Youth in High Achieving Schools. Mercer Island, WA, April 16-17.
Luthar, S. S. (2019). Youth in High Achieving Schools: REDGen. Milwaukee, WI, April 8.
Luthar, S. S., & Kumar, N.L. (2019). Using real data to developing well-being interventions in high-achieving schools. Annual Conference, National Association of Independent Schools. Long Beach, CA, February 28.
Luthar, S. S. (2019). Keynote: Youth in High Achieving Schools. Parent University: Mindful and Balanced Parenting. Brentwood School, Los Angeles, CA, January 26.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Youth in high-achieving schools: Fostering resilience. Student Assistance Services Corporation 25thAnnual “When the holidays aren’t so happy” Conference. White Plains, NY, Dec. 11.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Doing for the greater good: What price, in academe? Sanford School of Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, Sept. 21.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Authentic Connections: Fostering resilience among women who are health care providers. Grand Rounds, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, June 13.
Luthar, S.S. (2018). Why are women physicians at higher risk for burnout? Empowering the next Generation to do it Better (Than We Have)”. Symposium panel at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New York, May 7.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Authentic Connections: An evidence-based intervention for women under stress. Association of Health Care Journalists, Phoenix, April 14.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). The High-Achieving Schools Survey: Using research to guide interventions. INDEX Academic Conference for Independent Schools, Chicago, April 12.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Youth in High Achieving Schools. Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Panel: We need to talk...a series of tough conversations about health. ASU, March 18.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Wilton High School: Summary of findings - 2018. Wilton, CT, March 5.
Luthar, S. S. (2017). Privileged and pressured: The risks of growing up in an affluent community. St. Luke’s School, New Canaan, CT. November 27.
Luthar, S. S. (2017). High octane achievement. Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, MO, October 11-12.
Luthar, S. S. (2017). Adjustment patterns among youth in high achieving schools. Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA, May 11-12.
Luthar, S. S. (2017). Adjustment patterns among youth in high achieving schools. Northfield Mount Herman school, Mount Hermon, MA, March 20.
Luthar, S. S. (2016). A new look at “Affluenza”. Visiting Professor Lecture, Child Mind Institute, New York, NY, Nov. 18.
Luthar, S. S. (2016). Privileged and pressured: The risks of growing up in an affluent community. Wilton, CT, Oct. 21.
Luthar, S. S. (2016). Adjustment patterns among high school students: A report. Skyline High School, Issaquah, WA, Sept 19 and 21.
Luthar, S. S. (2016). Youth in highly achieving schools: Interventions based in developmental science. National Association of Independent Schools, Andover, MA, April 15.
Luthar, S.S. (2016). High achievement and associated stress. Brebeuf Jesuit School, Indianapolis, Jan 26.
Luthar, S.S. (2015). The price of high-octane achievement. Bainbridge Island, WA, October 6.
Luthar, S.S. (2015). Fragility in affluent families and implications for parenting research and practice. Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, Open Session: Supporting the parents of young children. Washington, DC, April 9.
Luthar, S. S. (2015). Pressures in the context of privilege: Implications for resilience-based interventions. Palo Alto, CA, March 20.
Luthar, S. S. (2015). Privileged but pressured: Fragility in the upper middle classes. Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India, January 5.
Authentic Connections (2021). The COVID-19 pandemic and students of color: Using science to maximize resilience. January 2021.
Authentic Connections (2020). Faculty Resilience Survey: Preliminary findings and recommendations. December 2020
Authentic Connections (2020). Student Resilience Survey: Preliminary findings and recommendations. July 2020.
Luthar, S. S. (2020). Pandemic shows children’s well-being rests on parents’ psychological health. Child and Family Blog.
Kumar, N. L., & Luthar, S. S. (2020). Resilient schools: Survey reveals insights from students and faculty amid COVID-19. Independent School Magazine, Fall 2020.
Luthar, S. S. (2020). Staying connected with close others through the pandemic. Psychology Today, April 30.
Luthar, S. S. (2020). Resilience in childhood: New insights. Psychology Today, March 11.
Kumar, N. L., & Luthar, S. S. (2020). Fostering well-being in school communities. SAIS Magazine, Spring 2020.
Stonnington, C. M., & Luthar, S. S. (2020). Authentic Connections Groups contribute to resilience and less burnout among physician mothers. Steps Forward, American Medical Association, March 5.
Burack, J. A., & Luthar, S. S. (2020). Edward Zigler (1930–2019). American Psychologist, 410.
Luthar, S.S. (2020). High-Achieving Schools pose high risks for children’s mental health. Child and Family Blog, February 2020.
Luthar, S. S, & Kumar, N. L. (2019). Youth in high achieving schools: Maximizing resilience. WLSA Education for the Human Condition, Fall/Winter 2019, p. 3-8.
Luthar, S. S. (2019). The frenzied college admission race is making our children sick. National Association of Independent Schools, March 15.
Luthar, S. S. (2018) . Many teens drink. Rich ones …. more likely to abuse alcohol. Washington Post Op-ed, Sept 28.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Middle-school 'popularity' can backfire over time: Peer popularity presages high substance use at age 18. Psychology Today, September 7.
Luthar, S. S. (2018). Reducing over-the-top pressure on our children: Exemplary actions from one high-achieving community. Psychology Today, June 26.
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