Nebraska Strong Families Lab

Our research examines family relationships and development in early childhood. Our aim is to understand when and why family relationships affect an individual’s well-being and functioning as well as the reverse: when and why an individual’s intrapersonal functioning affects family relationship dynamics. We are dedicated to understanding both the development of children and their parents.

We prioritize research that captures multiple influences on development and family relationships. Therefore, most of our research incorporates measures of biology (e.g., salivary hormones), questionnaires about intra- and inter-personal functioning, and video recordings of family interactions.

Our mission is to conduct meaningful and rigorous research on young children and their families while providing a supportive training environment for future scientists. We are in pursuit of a common goal to understand how to help families thrive.

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