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


New! 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