Research Projects


Faculty-affiliates of the Center for Children and Families are engaged in a variety of research about how children develop. See below for more information about their labs and research.

The Bilingual Language Laboratory - directed by Dr. Raúl Rojas

The Blackberry Project - directed by Dr. Marion Underwood

Child Language and Cognitive Processes Lab - directed by Dr. Julia Evans

The CHildren and Infant Listening Laboratory (CHILL) - directed by Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz

Close Relationships and Health Lab - directed by Dr. Heidi Kane

The Couples’ Daily Lives Project - directed by Dr. Karen Prager

Dallas Preschool Readiness Project - directed by Dr. Margaret T. Owen

Development of Social Cognition Lab - directed by Dr. Noah Sasson

The Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab - directed by Dr. Mandy Maguire

The Family Research Lab - directed by Dr. Jackie Nelson

Filbey Lab - directed by Dr. Francesca Filbey

The Healthy Development Project - directed by Dr. Shayla Holub

The Infant Learning Project - directed by Dr. Melanie Spence

Language and Literacy Laboratory - directed by Dr. Anne van Kleeck

Lifespan Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory - directed by Dr. Chandramallika Basak

The Personality and Interpersonal Relationships (PAIR) Lab - directed by Dr. Rob Ackerman

Piquero Lab - directed by Dr. Alex Piquero

Social Communication Lab - directed by Dr. Pamela Rollins

The Speech, Language, Cognition and Communication Lab - co-directed by Dr. Tom Campbell and Dr. Chris Dollaghan

The Think Lab - directed by Dr. Candice Mills