• 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.

The Fall 2019 Lab Team-

Back row: Jamie Page (Lab Coordinator), Max Frost (RA), Jordan Harris (Grad Student), Steve Grugan (RA), Dr. Isaac Petersen (Principal Investigator), Emma Kenney (RA), Brynne Dochterman (RA); Front row: Suzanne Mason (RA), Hannah Rickert (RA), Sarah Nunez (RA), Millenama Prasai (RA), Kali Alexakos (RA), Summer Slininger (RA), Zeya Han (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.