Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Psychological Sciences

Children and Families Lab

We are currently recruiting families for a study involving infants and their parents when they are 4, 6, and 8-mos of age. Please see here for more information. 

Picture of Children and Families Lab













The Children and Families Lab examines the development of both adaptive and maladaptive outcomes in children. Our research examines how individual differences in children (e.g., physiological reactivity, temperament) and parent characteristics (e.g., physiological reactivity, parenting & the marital relationship) contribute to the development of emotion regulation and aspects of the parent-child relationship. We are also interested in the role of the father in his child's development, something that is less studied than the role of the mother. 

We utilize longitudinal designs and multiple methods (e.g., experimenter-report, parent-report, physiological methods, observational coding, etc.) in order to examine social and emotional development. Families come into our lab located on WKU's main campus in Gary A. Ransdell Hall to participate in our studies.


Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 6/13/16