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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.

DPL Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Developmental Psychopathology Lab Group. Back row: Dr. Chad McPherson (Lab Coordinator), Kenzie Miller (RA), Chelsie Anderson (RA), Kayli Putman (RA), Megan Crotts (RA), Dr. Isaac Petersen (Principal Investigator); Front row: Georgia Carroll (RA), Liz Kenney (RA), Natalie McCord (RA), Sammy Stoll (RA), Kayli Putman (RA), Liz Kenney (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.