YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Daniel T. Gruner

Daniel T. Gruner is a PhD candidate in Psychology with a concentration in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. He is a research associate in the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont, and research assistant at Harvard Project Zero. Daniel’s research applies systematic phenomenology to synthesize two overarching themes. The first falls at the intersection of morality, ethics, and the broader sociopolitical institutions that shape daily human experience, and the second explores how individual interests, strengths, and abilities are cultivated among contemporary youth.