• Child scientists
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  • 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 Spring 2020 Lab Team-

Spring 2020 Developmental Psychopathology Lab Group. Back row: Dr. Isaac Petersen (Principal Investigator), Jamie Page (Lab Coordinator), Jordan Harris (Grad Student); Third row: Suzi Mason (RA), Max Frost (RA), Steve Grugan (RA), Hannah Rickert (RA), Tallie Kerr (RA); Second row: Millenama Prasai (RA), Elleh Driscoll (RA), Emily Huber (RA), Zeya Han (RA); Front row: Emma Kenney (RA), Summer Slininger (RA), Kali Alexakos (RA), Katie Hilt (RA). Not pictured: Brynne Dochterman (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.