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Research and Projects

Healthy Eating and Body Image Lab 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.

Elizabeth Blodgett Salafia (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame)
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 701- 231-7099

The Healthy Aging Lab is a new research laboratory dedicated to studying cognitive functioning and daily living activities among older adults.  

Melissa Lunsman O'Connor (Ph.D., University of South Florida)
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-8268

The Infant Cognitive Development Lab is dedicated to studying learning, attention, and memory processes in infants. We want to find out what babies know about their world and how they came to know it. One of our primary goals is to investigate ways parents and caregivers can help their infants learn. 

Rebecca Woods (Ph.D., Texas A&M University)
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-9791

The Linked Lives Lab seeks to better understand how our interpersonal connections influence adult development and well-being.  

Heather Fuller (Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-5621

The main focus of the Positive Human Development lab is positive human development across the lifespan, with a particular focus on adolescence.


Brandy A. Randall (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Associate Professor
Office Phone: 701-231-8742

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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