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led by Dr. Cathi Propper and Dr. Roger Mills-Koonce


We view development as the product of biopsychosocial processes that are bound by contextual and sociocultural influences.

Even from the youngest ages, we are impacted by the influence of life experiences and the ramifications of these experiences merit academic study. Experiences, context, and sociocultural influences guide our studies of parenting, parent-child relationships, and biological processes as determinants of children’s emotional, cognitive, and behavioral development.


Are you interested in learning more about our research? View the Research page, or try the plethora of papers cited on our Publications page. You can even visit our Facebook Page!


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Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in our research, or are you looking for information regarding our team members? View the “Our Team” page for more information.