Developmental and Health Research Labs

Developmental science is the study of systematic changes and continuities in human individuals across the lifespan – from conception to death.  Developmentalists not only seek to understand the significant changes that occur during various age periods, they also seek to understand the processes that cause different developmental outcomes among individuals and identify those factors that contribute to optimal outcomes.

Health Psychology focuses on the biopsychosocial variables that impact the health and wellness of individuals and communities. Research includes predicting factors that make us sick, those that help to make us well and keep us well as well as how we cope with illness.
  • USD Toddler Lab - Dr. Adriana Molitor
  • Health Psychology Lab - Dr. Sandra Sgoutas-Emch