The Laboratory for Children and Families
The Laboratory for Children and Families is located in the Department of Psychology at UMass Lowell. The Lab is committed to research that will benefit children and families. Its focuses on families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, various socioeconomic groups and who have experienced trauma and loss.
One of the goals of this site is to give parents a convenient place to find the many useful Web resources providing pertinent information about children and families.
The Lab is under the direction of Dr. Doreen Arcus, working mother of two, who is a professor of psychology at UMass Lowell. Other people involved in the lab include both graduate and undergraduate students of the University who share an interest in children and family issues.