UNL Family Development Lab

The Family Development Lab is directed by Dr. Rebecca Brock, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNL. The primary objective of the Family Development Lab is to investigate the development of psychopathology (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders) across the lifespan with a focus on the family context and its etiological significance. Our research examines couple and family processes (e.g., conflict, support, warmth and closeness, friendship, respect, control) across various stages of family development (e.g., across the transition into parenthood). Multi-method approaches are employed (questionnaires, clinical interviews, behavioral observations) to assess qualities of family relationships and the health and functioning of family members (adults and children). The research conducted in this lab informs the development of interventions aimed at preventing and treating individual psychopathology and comorbid family dysfunction.  

Contact Us:
Family Development Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
238 Burnett Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone:  (402) 472-5630
Email: familylab@unl.com