Early Relationships Research of Dr. Carolyn Dayton studies emotion regulation processes in parenting and early childhood development, the influence of psychosocial risk on early parenting, and biological and psychosocial processes in early fathering. Lab pages are underconstruction.
Family Resilience Laboratory of Dr. Erika Bocknek investigates how family relationships and parenting strategies support infants' and toddlers' social and emotional development.
Cognitive Brain Development (Ofen Lab) Dr. Noa Ofen studies how children and adults learn and remember information. We are particularly interested in understanding the brain basis for learning and memory and how changes in the brain are linked to changes in behavior as children mature into adulthood.
Parent Health Lab of Dr. Steven Ondersma focuses on creating brief, low-cost interventions to help mothers avoid substance abuse.
Early Relationships Lab of Dr, Ann Stacks works to understand the ways in which caregiver's interactions and reflective functioning support young children's mental health, especially in the context of family risk and the effectiveness of interventions with families and young children.
Affiliated Faculty Labs
Infant & Child Development Laboratory of Dr. Margorie Beeghly conducts research on the impact of risk and resilience factors on children's communicative, cognitive, and socio-emotional outcomes, and how individual differences in parenting and parent-child social interactive processes may alter these interactions.