Welcome to the Social Development Lab
University at Buffalo!
Research in the Social Development Lab in
the Department of Psychology at the
University at Buffalo, SUNY uses a developmental psychopathology orientation
to study various subtypes of aggressive behavior and other social
behaviors across development.
Specifically, our research team and
collaborators have been investigating the development of forms (relational and
physical) and functions (proactive and reactive) of aggression in early and
middle childhood in a number of recent studies.
part of these projects, we
also study the formation of friendships, peer relationships, prosocial
behavior and adjustment problems in young children.
In collaboration with colleagues at UB we have begun to develop
intervention efforts for aggressive behavior in early childhood and have
conducted research on brain functioning, impulsive behavior and
adjustment in emerging adulthood. Some of our current
research is federally funded by
the EUNICE KENNEDY
SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD).
*Dr. Ostrov will be accepting a
new Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at UB
(entering Fall 2015)!