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The AdolescentĀ Development and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT) is a network of researchers investigating the environmental, interpersonal and biological processes that influence emotional reactivity and emotion regulation across the lifespan. We are especially interested in these developmental processes during childhood and adolescence, and in the role that these processes play in vulnerability to the onset of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. Ultimately, we aim to not only shed light on the underlying causes of mental health and ill-health during these stages of life, but also to inform innovative approaches to early intervention and prevention by utilizing this knowledge to generate and test novel, developmentally-targeted clinical and public health interventions.

Laboratory Director: Prof. Nick Allen

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