Family Development Project

The Family Development Project is a multi-wave, multi-method study of family development. Families are recruited during pregnancy and followed across the transition into parenthood. Participation involves attending a laboratory appointment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during which couples complete a few tasks  (e.g., planning a vacation), speak with a member of the research team about experiences in their relationships, and complete a series of questionnaires. Couples are asked to complete an online survey from home for 14 days following the lab visit, and are invited to participate in check-ups at approximately 1 month and 6 months following childbirth. Families return to the lab when the child turns 1 and 2 years of age to complete a series of tasks aimed at understanding how the family is growing and developing.

Please visit the study website to learn more: Family Development Project