Adolescence represents a period of rapid growth and change—physically, socially, and psychologically. For some youth, it is a period of increased risk for a range of emotional and behavioral problems. The Adolescent Social Development Lab, directed by Dr. Julia Graber, examines a range of social behaviors and relationships in order to understand the mechanisms that underlie pathways of risk for psychopathology versus healthy development during childhood and adolescence. By considering multiple perspectives as well as disciplines, we can gain a richer understanding of the inter-related physical, psychological, and contextual processes that influence adolescent development.
To learn more about what we do, we invite you to take a look around our website and learn more about the research interests of our team.