University of Houston
Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston (SACH), with Dr. Candice Alfano
"SACH is a clinical research center in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston dedicated to understanding the connections between children’s sleep at night and their behavior and emotions during the day. Our research focuses on helping school-aged kids manage and overcome their anxiety, fears, and sleep-related problems."
Social Influences and Health Behaviors Lab, with Dr. Clayton Neighbors
"The primary purpose of our lab is to conduct and disseminate innovative social psychological research that has the potential to make practical and meaningful contributions to individuals and society as a whole. A central theme is the focus on social psychological principles related to etiology, prevention, and treatment of health related behaviors."
Self, Motivation, and Relationship Theories (SMaRT) Lab, with Dr. C. Raymond Knee
"We study close relationships and health from a variety of perspectives. For example, how do individuals' beliefs about relationships guide how they think, feel, and behave in close relationships? How do people become attached to close relationships in unhealthy ways? What ways of being motivated can reduce or even eliminate interpersonal defensiveness? Our research involves laboratory experiments, surveys, and longitudinal diary methods."
University of Minnesota
Social Interaction Lab, with Dr. Jeffry A. Simpson
"The lab is specially designed for studies that investigate how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of interaction partners impact the development, growth, maintenance, stability, and occasional deterioration of their relationships across time. "
Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation, with Dr. Jeffry A. Simpson & W. Andrew Collins
"The Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children began in 1975 and is currently in its 36th year...The overarching goal of the project has been to trace the course of individual development and to understand factors that guide it toward good outcomes or poor outcomes."
After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools Program, with Dr. Abigail Gewirtz
"[We] are partnering with the MN National Guard and Reserves to develop and test parenting resources for families of school-aged children who have gone through the deployment process."
Carnegie Mellon University
Gender, Relationships, and Health Lab, with Dr. Vicki S. Helgeson
Research in this laboratory focuses on (1) how people adjust to chronic illness and (2) the implications of gender and gender roles for relationships and health.
Relationships Lab, with Dr. Brooke C. Feeney
"An overarching goal of the studies conducted in the lab is to investigate the ways in which relationships help people address challenges in their lives and function to their full potential."
Infant Cognition Lab, with Dr. David H. Rakison
"We are a developmental research team...interested in how infants learn to view the world around them."