In the Early Childhood and Family Research Lab, we study infant and children's early social and emotional development in the context of family, community, and culture. Codirected by Dr.'s Carol George and Linda Perez, this interdisciplinary lab is an integral component of the Mills College Infant Mental Health Program. Studying development in children and families during the formative years of pregnancy through age five, our research goals are to further the understanding of the connections of normative development and developmental risk. Our faculty and student research is integral to these goals, each project adding to our understanding of development in young children and fortifying practices in strengths-based infant, child, and family intervention programs.
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Early Childhood and Family Research Lab Application
Spring 2015 Lab Meetings
Attendance required for all registered IMH students
All spring meetings are 5:30–7:00 pm.
Thesis Research: Sample Recruitment
Guest speaker: Samantha Reisz, Birth and motherhood: Childbirth experiences and mothers' perceptions of themselves and their babies
Master's thesis presentations. Time: 4:00-7:15, NSB 213
Visit us at:
Department of Psychology
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613