• 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 2021 Lab Team-

Fall 2021
Fall 2021 Lab Group- Top Row: Zoe-Ella Anderson (RA), Max Frost (RA), Emily Huber (RA), Middle Row: Alexis Hosch (Graduate Student), Gloria Chang (RA), Abby Biddle (RA), Emily Lancaster (RA), Madison Einck (RA), Jordan Harris (Graduate Student), Bottom Row: Sidney Swartzbaugh (RA), Dr. Isaac Petersen (PI), Ben Swanson (Lab Coordinator) Not Pictured: Jessica Pham (RA), Divija Sharma (RA), Rylie Kelley (RA), Hiruni Sumanasiri (High School Intern), Carlie Shrupsha (RA), Avery Bandstra, Amanda Barrett (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.

Diversity Statement

We seek to include members of various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds so that our research might best represent the families which make up our diverse communities. We aim to provide a welcoming and respectful environment for people of all backgrounds.


Winter Newsletter 2020