|Education||Ph.D. in Human Development|
|Alma mater||Fielding Graduate University|
|Known for||Youth Development Expert|
Marilyn Price-Mitchell (born March 1, 1949) is an American psychologist, columnist and youth development expert. She is the co-founder of the National ParentNet Association and has a regular column at Psychology Today.
Price-Mitchell obtained her Ph.D. in Human Development through Fielding Graduate University[when?] where she also received a Master's degree in Human and Organizational Systems. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.
Price-Mitchell's research is in the field of positive youth development. Her 2010 research study, Civic Learning at the Edge: Transformative Stories of Highly Engaged Youth, explored how young people experienced and met the challenges of civic engagement during the formative adolescent and young adult years. It examined how these youth developed initiative for public service, learned from experiences and adult relationships, and constructed meaning that propelled them to take action in the world. Price-Mitchell's research was used to support the development of GenerationOn, the youth division of Points of Light.
Price-Mitchell's linking of boundary dynamics and parental engagement was cited in length in the book The Crucial Voice of the People, Past and Present: Education's Missing Ingredient, by Victoria M. Young. Her work has also been cited in numerous other books including The Practice of Teaching by Allan Ornstein and Beyond Smart by Linda Morgan.
Price-Mitchell is the founder of Roots of Action, a website that offers insights and research on child and adolescent development, education, and positive psychology. She is also a writer and authors the column The Moment of Youth for Psychology Today.
- Handron, Dosser. "What Makes Teenagers Good Citizens?". Modern Mom. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Intervivew with Positive Youth Development Expert Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD". Positive Psychology (Harvard Family Research Project). 31 July 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- "Ask the Expert – Help! My 15-year-old Is Wasting His Summer". Your Teen Mag. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- Murray, Dave (21 August 2012). "Expert: Teachers Play a big role in inspiring civic engagement, though it won’t appear in test scores". Michigan Live. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
- Morgan, Linda. Beyond Smart. Parent Map. ISBN 9780983012832.
- Price-Mitchell, Marilyn. "The Moment of Youth: Helping Teens Believe in Themselves". Psychology Today. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
- Price-Mitchell, Marilyn. "Civic learning at the edge: Transformative stories of highly engaged youth". ProQuest. Fielding Graduate University. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
- Increasing Capacity to Engage Youth & Family Volunteers: Ready-Set-Go Resource Guide (PDF). New York, NY: GenerationOn. 2012. pp. 5–7.
- Young, Victoria M. (2012). The Crucial Voice of the People, Past and Present: Education's Missing Ingredient. Rowman & Littlefield Education. pp. 43, 61, 80, 81, 101. ISBN 978-1-4758-0022-7.
- Ornstein, Allan C. (2011). The Practice of Teaching: A Narrative and Case-Study Approach. ISBN 9781478609865.
- "About Us". Roots of Action. Retrieved 12 October 2013.