Lickona, Mark Thomas
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Mark Thomas Lickona is a screenwriter, critic, filmmaker and small-scale organic farmer residing in Los Angeles.


What parenting style works best?

Studies show authority and love are both crucial.

Date posted: 2020-07-06

13 things to do with your family during the lockdown

Take advantage of this time to enrich family life and reach out to others.

Date posted: 2020-05-17

Why I will keep fighting the culture war about sexuality

Following the Supreme Court's majority decision in June to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, New York Times columnist David Brooks appealed to "conservatives" to stop fighting a losing battle over sexual morality. A psychologist and educator responds to David Brooks' plea to quit.

Date posted: 2015-08-19

Lost in Transition III: A collective challenge

Who is to blame for the moral ignorance of young adults, and what is to be done?

Date posted: 2012-03-02

Lost in Transition II: An accurate picture of youth?

We can be grateful to Christopher Smith and his colleagues for Lost in Transition's wake-up call to take a hard look at what is happening to our young and, by implication, to modern society. But it's important to ask: How can we be confident that the portrait Smith paints, based on interviews with 230 18-23-year-olds, is an accurate picture of this age group in general?

Date posted: 2012-03-02

Lost In Transition: I

What's the matter with today's emerging adults? This is the first of three articles in an extended review of the recently published book, Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood, by University of Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith and colleagues. The reviewer, Thomas Lickona, is a developmental psychologist and professor of education at the State University of New York at Cortland. Youth hold up a mirror to society; in it, we see ourselves. What is the moral condition of our young adults, and what does that tell us about contemporary culture?

Date posted: 2012-03-02

Mr. Popper's Penguins

A sweet message for grown-up children of divorced couples.

Date posted: 2011-07-27