About SSEA

SSEA Leadership

President (2019-2021):
Larry J. Nelson, Brigham Young University

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Dr. Larry J. Nelson is Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. He received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Nelson studies factors that lead to flourishing or floundering in the transition to adulthood with a particular interest in parenting, social competence, social withdrawal, identity, beliefs, and culture. He also studies factors (e.g., parenting, culture, self-perceptions) related to children's social development with an emphasis in shy and withdrawn behaviors in early childhood.