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Rick Weissbourd

Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology Master’s Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Richard Weissbourd is a senior lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Graduate School of Education, where he also directs the Making Caring Common Project, an initiative to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising, and Turning the Tide, an initiative to reform college admissions. A psychologist, Weissbourd’s work focuses on moral development, vulnerability, and resilience in childhood. He founded several interventions for children facing risks and a pilot school in Boston, and has advised widely on family policy, parenting, and school reform. He is the author of The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America’s Children and What We Can Do About It and The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children’s Moral and Emotional Development.

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