Recent Press Coverage for the UB Social Development Lab:

The Wall Street Journal 5/26/14 on relational aggression during preschool

    -Coverage in additional media outlets (e.g., radio in Michigan and Utah)

NY Times 2/18/13 on Educational Media during Early Childhood

On Bullying in Young Children (Sesame Street Appearance)

    Go to Sesame Street bullying prevention website (click here)

    WBFO (NPR) podcast of appearance on 11/7/11 (click here)

Coverage from 2nd Annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit

Coverage of Ostrov (2010, Child Development)

Forms and Functions of Aggression (see also this report)

On Media Effects (See also recent book "Nurture Shock")

    Further coverage (here)

On Bullying Behavior  & Intervention...

On "Mean Girls Syndrome"...

Parent-Child Relationships and Play

NY Times 11/19/10 on Fearless Children and Empathy



Professional Organizations and Conferences:

American Psychological Association (APA)

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)


Universities and Affiliated Labs:

Institute for Child Development (ICD) at UMN

Research Institute on Addictions (RIA at UB)

Dr. Annie Murray-Close's Social Development Lab at UVM

Dr. Doug Gentile's Media Research Lab at Iowa State University

Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence at UB

Bullying Research Network


Helpful Links at UB

Psychology Department

Psychological Services Center, PSC

For information about admission into our APA approved Clinical Psychology Program, please visit the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program website  or contact the admissions coordinator Mary Schnepf


Students interested in research assistant positions should fill out the attached application and return with a copy of their transcripts to





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The Social Development Lab

Department of Psychology

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY 14260