Research and Projects
- Early Risers is a health promotion program that seeks to teach children important life skills within a consistent and supportive environment
Dr. Joel Hektner, Principal Investigator
- Eating Disorders and Body Image research: The rates of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image disturbances are increasing among male and female adolescents and young adults. It is imperative to understand the nature of these disorders as well as the factors associated with their development. Personal characteristics as well as family, peer, romantic partner, and other soiocultural influences play a significant role and are thoroughly investigated in the following three studies.
Dr. Beth Blodgett Salafia, Principle Investigator
The Equal Opportunity Therapy Project: Providing Affirmative Services to the LGBT Community is a grant funded project that is focused on evaluating the effectiveness of a training model that prepares mental health professionals to provide competent and affirmative services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. The project also involves increasing the capacity of the NDSU Family Therapy Center to provide affordable and competent therapy services to the LGBT community.
Dr. Tom Stone Carlson, Principle Investigator
Drs. Christi McGeorge & Kristen Benson, Co- Principle Investigators
- The Healthy Aging Lab is a new research laboratory dedicated to studying cognitive functioning and daily living activities among older adults.
Dr. Melissa O'Connor, Principle Investigator
- Infant Cognitive Development Lab is dedicated to understanding how infants learn and process information about toys and other objects. One of our primary goals is to investigate ways in which parents and caregivers can help their infants learn.
Dr. Rebecca Woods, Principle Investigator
- The Linked Lives Lab seeks to better understand how our interpersonal connections influence adult development and well-being.
Dr. Heather Fuller Iglesias, Principle Investigator
- Rural Well-Being is an interdisciplinary group of faculty united with a common goal. Specifically, we utilize the expertise we derive from our distinct areas of specialization to understand issues germane to rural families and communities.
Dr. Brandy Randall, Principle Investigator