• Child scientists
  • Father-child reading
  • Mother-child
  • Preschoolers playing
  • Girl smiling

Welcome to the Developmental Psychopathology Lab website.  The principal investigator of the lab is Dr. Isaac T. Petersen of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at The University of Iowa.


Fall 2018 Developmental Psychopathology Lab Group. Back row: Dr. Isaac Petersen (Principal Investigator), Lindsay Bright (RA), Kailin Lust (RA), Megan Crotts (RA), Chelsie Anderson (RA), Natalie McCord (RA); Middle row: Summer Slininger (RA), Georgia Carroll (RA), Hana-May Eadeh (graduate student), Jamie Page (Lab Coordinator); Front row: Sammy Stoll (RA), Emma Avdic (RA), Alyssa Sullivan (graduate student); Not Pictured: Sarah Smith (RA).


About Us

We study how children develop behavior problems as well as positive adjustment by considering multiple levels of analysis, including biological, psychological, and social-contextual processes. We place special emphasis on early development, which may lead to improved intervention and prevention approaches.

Our Mission

We are striving to improve the health and well-being of families and communities by conducting research to advance the understanding of human development.