Research Foci

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PSI’s research is guided by a synergetic emphasis on bio-social influences on development, prevention/intervention science, and implementation science. In each of these areas, the understanding of basic developmental processes is incorporated into models of risk and adaptation that predict behavior across the lifespan, from early childhood to adulthood.

This synergism is a key strength of our collaborative team as we develop and test theories of change.