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About Our Lab

The primary goal of our research is to reduce risky health behavior and promote positive child and adolescent development. Our research centers on the impact of school, peer, and family settings on children’s and adolescents’ achievement motivation and the effects of multiple ecological systems on the behavioral, social, and emotional development of children and youth from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Our research is multi-disciplinary and uses a range of methodological approaches to better understand the interplay of developmental processes across both academic and social domains in childhood and adolescence, and situate these processes within different ecological contexts.

Lab Photo Fall 2015