The Early Childhood Interaction lab is directed by Dr. Geetha Ramani. Our research focuses on understanding how young children’s social interactions with adults and peers influence their cognitive development. We are also interested in how play and informal learning activities can promote children’s thinking in the areas of mathematics, problem solving, and planning.
Directed by Professor Min Wang In the Bilingual and Biliteracy Research Lab, my students and I take a cross-linguistic perspective on identifying and examining the factors and processes that influence monolingual and bilingual and biliteracy development. By systematically comparing both children and adults learning L2 English who are coming from an orthographically or typologically different L1,...
The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab conducts research on topics including bullying and bullying prevention, school-based mental health services and prevention of mental health problems, mental health literacy, help-seeking among culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, parenting practices and family involvement. Some of our recent projects include: The Bullying...
Our research focuses on multiple facets of socio-emotional development. We study cognitive, social and emotional processes and are interested in the observation and measurement of attention, memory, as well as emotion expression and social experience. Our lab specializes in linking these psychological processes to neural activity through brain imaging methods such as EEG, ERP, and functional...
Our lab is part of the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park and we are a member of the Infant and Child Studies Consortium at UMD . The lab is co-directed by Dr. Lucas Butler and Dr. Richard Prather. Cognition and Development Lab
WELCOME The Culture, Race, and Health Lab within the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland investigates how cultural and racial factors affect health outcomes using quantitative and qualitative research methods. Please click here for our website: https://sites.google.com/site/cultureraceandhealthlab/home RESEARCH AIMS Understand basic...
The Disciplined Reading and Learning Research Lab (DRLRL) is dedicated to the study of psychology in teaching and learning. Under the guidance of Patricia A. Alexander, the lab supports the research programs of Dr. Alexander and her team of graduate students. Disciplined Reading & Learning Research Laboratory
What is the PCS lab? The EDMS Psychometric Computation and Simulation (PCS) lab was established in the spring of 2009 from monies acquired through a University of Maryland grant sponsored by the Campus Student Technology Advisory. It officially opened at the start of the 2009-2010 academic year. The PCS lab, originally housed in Cole Fieldhouse, relocated to EDU 0202 Benjamin Building on the...
We collaborate with educators and communities to improve socioemotional learning, literacy, and achievement for all students. We are interested in constructs like stress, mental health, grit (persistence), emotional regulation, and motivation. Our work engages a diverse group of students from local shcools as we examine socioemotional supports that make students successful in literacy and achievement.
Welcome to the Family Involvement Laboratory!
The Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships (LSCFR) is located within the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland – College Park. The LSCFR was established in 1995 by Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin. The primary goal of the LSCFR is to advance our understanding of child and adolescent social and emotional development. Laboratory for the...
Under the direction of Dr. Kelly Mix, the goal the Learning and Cognition Lab is to help K-1 students master place value with some experimental instructional techniques. Some of these techniques are based on Montessori activities and other common place value exercises. What’s new is that we’re trying to help children see the underlying relational structure of place value symbols by comparing and...
The Motivation in Education Research Group (MERG) is led by Dr. Allan Wigfield and is located at the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park. MERG's research broadly focuses on the achievement motivation and self-regulation of students from elementary school through college and how students’ motivation and self-regulation relate to...
WELCOME! Please click here for our website: http://www.positivecopinghealthandwell-beinglab.com/ The positive coping, health, and well-being lab within the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland focuses on health counseling psychology by investigating the relationship between biopsychosocial and ecological factors and health and...
Prevention & Early Adversity Research Lab The Prevention & Early Adversity Research Lab (PEARL) is led by Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) in the College of Education. PEARL’s mission is to conduct applied research and program evaluation that informs policy and practice with respect to young children and families...
Dr. Melanie Killen's ( mkillen@umd.edu ) Social and Moral Development Laboratory is housed in the Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, College Park.
WELCOME Welcome to the Social Cognitive Career Theory Lab! Our research team includes Dr. Bob Lent and several graduate students in counseling psychology. The research team pursues individual and joint studies of career, academic, counseling, wellness, and relationship behavior. Most of the team's studies involve applications of social cognitive theory and focus on positive psychological...
The Social Justice, Intersectionality, and Heteronormativity Lab within the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park investigates the ways in which privileged social status in terms of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and (dis)ability result in discriminatory attitudes and behaviors among mental health professionals. Key...
Welcome! Our lab, the Temperament and Narratives Lab, is led by Dr. Hedy Teglasi and is within the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland. We investigate young children and early career teachers’ emotional and cognitive processes that contribute to development and mental health. Our ongoing projects use multiple perspectives and measures to...