In the Culture, Child, and Adolescent Development Lab, we are interested
in understanding and learning about families with young children
from different cultures. The purpose of this page is to provide
useful information for parents, family-members, childcare providers,
or child-focused organizations. We also aim to increase and contribute
to scientific and applied knowledge in children and adolescents’
social and emotional development.
// Take Part in our Projects
Are you residing in Maryland and interested in participating in
one of our research projects? Download the flyer for these current
projects to find out if you might be eligible!
1. Teen Parents with Young Infants (Project ADVANCE)
2. Chinese and Korean American Families with Young Children (Project
// Frequently Asked Questions
When are appointments scheduled?
We schedule appointments at a time that is most convenient for you.
Appointments can be scheduled on a weekday or weekend day.
Can I get individualized feedback about my child's
performance in the study?
Our research is interested in general trends of parenting and children’s
development in different cultural groups. Therefore, there are no
right or wrong answers to the questions that we ask. Due to our
focus on general trends, we do not evaluate each individual child
on his/her performance, and we cannot provide comparisons to other
children’s performances. However, as the information becomes
available during the course of the study, we will be happy to send
you summaries of the main findings if you are interested.
What do I get from Participating?
The benefits of participating in each project are outlined in the
flyer for that particular project.
How do I get to the lab?
Please call the lab at (410) 455-5755 for specific directions to
our lab. Our mailing address is:
The Culture, Child, and Adolescent Development Laboratory
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore MD 21231
Our lab is located in Room 404 of the Sondheim Building at UMBC.
// Links to Helpful Websites about Child Development
Parent & Professional Resources for the first three years of
The Baby Signs® Program:
Child Trends Web-site: Research in the service of children
Georgetown University’s Center for Child and Human Development:
// Links to Helpful Websites about Parenting
Parenting Education Programs in Maryland
Parenting Education Resources
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