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 Directions to FamDev

​​​​Enter through the Providence College main gate on the corner of River Avenue and Eaton Street.   We will meet you in the parking lot after you check in with security at th​e gate​.​

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Welcome to the Family & Development Lab!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Family & Development Lab—affectionately known as FamDev—is Providence College's newest psychology lab where we explore the dynamic interactions between marital conflict, parent-child attachment, and parenting on child development.  At the Family & Development Lab, we use interviews, questionnaires, videotaped observations, and games to help us better understand how family members interact with each other and how this influences growing children and adolescents.  

We're currently recruiting families with two parents (married or living together with biological, step, or adopted children) with at least one child between 5 and 6 years old.

What Do We Do?

Our research wouldn't be possible without families like yours!  At the Family & Development Lab, our goal is to better understand how families work and how everyday interactions between family members impact child development.  To help us do so, we rely on families in our community to participate in our research.  With help from families like yours, we can learn so much about child development and everyday family interactions through activities like games, engaging in conversations about everyday topics, and simply telling us about what things are like in your family.

Sound like fun?  Register your family​.