• Child scientists
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  • Mother-child
  • Preschoolers playing
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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 Summer 2020 Lab Team-

Summer 2020 Developmental Psychopathology Lab Group. Top row: Zeya Han (RA), ​​​Jamie Page (Lab Coordinator), Dr. Isaac Petersen (Principal Investigator), Emily Huber (RA); Second row: Steve Grugan (RA), Max Frost (RA), Elleh Driscoll (RA), Katie Hilt (RA); Third row: Tallie Kerr (RA), Emma Kenney (RA), Suzi Mason (RA), Cassidy Kilcoin (RA); Bottom row: Kali Rickertsen (RA), Amanda Barrett (RA), Jordan Harris (Grad Student).



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.