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Developmental Psychology Laboratories

Bond Laboratory

man with cogs in place of his brain Director Lynne Bond, Ph.D
Location Room 338 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-1341
Areas Research focuses on the development of epistemology or individuals' concepts of knowing and knowledge, and the manner in which these assumptions about knowing relate to individuals' social, cognitive, and behavioral development in organizations (e.g., schools and work), families, and communities.
Graduate Students Laura Selkirk

Family Development Laboratory

parents and children Director Jamie Abaied, Ph.D
Location Room 337-339 John Dewey Hall
Phone 656-4409
Areas The Family Development Laboratory at the University of Vermont examines ways that characteristics of parents, children, and context interact to contribute to children's development of emotion regulation, coping, and physiological stress reactivity. We also examine ways that parent socialization contributes to children's risk for and resilience to psychopathology such as depression, as well as factors that influence parenting styles and behaviors.
Graduate Students Wesley Saunders & Caitlin Wagner

Schermerhorn Laboratory

child and adult together Director Alice Schermerhorn, Ph.D
Location Room 347 John Dewey Hall
Phone 656-4058
656-4722
Website Schermerhorn Laboratory
Areas We study child characteristics, such as temperament, that elevate children's risk of difficulties when exposed to family-related stress; neural, adrenocortical, emotional, and cognitive mechanisms underlying this elevated risk; and children's influence on family-related stressors.
Research Coordinator Anna Wright

Social Development Laboratory

young couple hugging Director Dianna Murray-Close, Ph.D
Location Rooms 202 & 235 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-4846
Website Social Development Laboratory
Areas The Social Development Laboratory focuses on the development of aggressive behaviors in children. We examine forms of aggression that are more common among girls (relational aggression; e.g., gossip, social exclusion) in addition to forms more typical in boys (physical aggression). Current research studies explore potential risk factors for involvement in physically and relationally aggressive behaviors.
Graduate Students Erin Shoulberg

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