Welcome to the TCU FACES research lab in the Department of Psychology

at Texas Christian University

The Families, Autism, and Child Emotion Studies lab, directed by Dr. Naomi Ekas, is based out of the Department of Psychology at the Fort Worth campus of Texas Christian University. The primary focus of our research is to investigate the social and emotional development of infants and children. The research collected in our lab is used to examine the development of typically developing children as well as children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Please click here to learn more about our research studies and to contact us to participate

We are currently seeking families to join a research registry to be contacted for future studies at TCU. Please click here.

Prospective Graduate Students: Dr. Ekas is currently accepting graduate students for Fall 2022 entry.

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Our research lab is always looking for undergraduate research assistants. Please click the "Join This Lab" tab for more information.