IDDLab: Individual Differences in Development Laboratory @ Virginia Tech

Learn about our recent study, published in Psychological Science, regarding working memory and reactivity in parenting behavior.

At IDDLab, we study child and adolescent social-emotional and cognitive development, with an emphasis on biological and family environment factors that influence behavioral problems and poor scholastic achievement.


Department of Psychology, 241 Williams Hall (0436), 

Blacksburg, VA, 24061


Roanoke Higher Education Center, Suite 122, 

108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA, 24016



Our current studies utilize behavioral, physiological, and genetic research methods, with an emphasis on :

  • Temperament, cognition, and behavior and learning problems in childhood
  • Harsh reactive parenting and children's development
  • Gene-environment processes in cognitive and social development
  • Cultural differences in parenting and children's development

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