Current Projects

Learning About Emotions, Experiences, and Parenting (LEEP)

In pursuit of exploring cross-cultural variations in developmental psychology, our lab utilizes mixed-methods approach to learn about the various factors that promote social-emotional competencies in early childhood.

Investigating the Impact of a Reading Intervention on Parental and Early Childhood Outcomes on Syrian Refugee Families

This project explores the effect of a parental reading intervention on both parent and child outcomes, using various measures of key processes related to child developmental outcomes. 

First-time Emirati Fathers’ Identity, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Their Role in Parenting, Family, and Child Development

In this project, we want to give a voice to first-time Emirati fathers to learn more about their attitudes and beliefs regarding parental and family roles as they transition into parenthood.

Development of an Abu Dhabi-specific Parenting Program

The project aims to develop, design, implement, and measure the effectiveness of a parenting program specific to Abu Dhabi. With this program, we aim to support parents of young children in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to raise happy and healthy children.