About

The Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory (PPCL)

is located within the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. The primary goal of the PPCL is to advance our understanding of vulnerability and resilience among children at-risk for maladaptive psychosocial outcomes. Our current projects include basic research on the development of both externalizing and internalizing child outcomes, and applied research studying the efficacy of interventions to prevent the development of early problem behavior. At a broader level, our research seeks to promote mental health in children, by enriching our understanding of basic processes in early childhood that lead to maladaptive outcomes, and by developing new methods for preventing the onset and/or exacerbation of early problem behavior.

The PPCL was established in 1988 within the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Led by Dr. Daniel Shaw, the PPCL is currently involved in three ongoing projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. 

Our Location

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Psychology
210 S Bouquet Street
Room 4101
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001