Current Projects

**If you are interested in participating in any of the following studies, please contact the Family Relationships and Adolescent Development Lab**

The Family Communication Study: Enrollment Open!

We are currently seeking families with first-born 8th, 9th, and 10th graders (along with their second-born sibling and at least one parent)!  The purpose of hte study is to learn about how adolescents communicate with their fmaily members, and how the family can promote positive development during adolescence.  Families will be asked to come to the research lab on campus for an approximately 2-hour session; each family will receive at least $50 and up to $60 for their time.

* Primary Investigator: Dr. Nicole Campione-BarrDept. of Psychological Sciences,  

* Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation

The Sisters Project: Follow-up Study

Beginning in January 2014, we collected data from adolescent sister pairs and their mothers.  The purpose of the study was to learn about girls' relationships with their mothers and older sisters, and their romantic relationships and sexual attitudes, ideas, and experiences.  While this study is no longer accepting new participants, we are currently following up with the original participants.   

* Primary Investigator: Dr. Sarah Killoren, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, MU;

* Funded by Dept. of Human Development & Family Studies, and an MU Research Council Grant

Transition to College Study: Follow-up Study

    Beginning in Fall 2012, we collected data from first year college students about their relationships with mothers, fathers, siblings, best friends and romantic partners. Additionally, for first-born, first-year college students, we are also collected data about the sibling relationship from their second-born siblings still at home.  The study seeks to examine how close relationships change during the transition to college and how changes may be similar or different across relationships.  While this study is no longer accepting new participants, we will be following-up with the original participants during the 2015-2016 academic year. 

* Primary Investigators: Anna K. Lindell, M.A., Dr. Nicole Campione-BarrDept. of Psychological Sciences, MU, and Dr. Sarah Killoren, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, MU;

Funded by a Faculty Incentive Grant from the A&S Alumni Association and an MU Research Council Grant