The Dynamics of Relationship, Emotion, and Asset in Multiple Systems Lab
Welcome to the DREAMS Lab! This is the space to share our research interests, findings, and facilitate collaborations. Our work focuses on understanding ways to promote child and adolescent well-being in the family context and other ecological systems from the person-centered and transactional dynamic approaches, with an emphasis on fostering adolescent relationship health, social-emotional development, competence and character strengths, and flourishing as a whole. The ultimate goals of our research is to inform prevention/intervention to promote child and adolescent health and well-being in real life.
If you would like to know more about our lab projects and/or have shared research interests, please feel free to contact the lab director, Dr. Mengya Xia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Xia is interested in receiving applications from prospective graduate students for Fall, 2022! More
The DREAMS lab just came back from 2022 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)! Our graduate students Korina and Pratibha presented exciting work on positive socialization processes. Check out their poster presentations below:
Congratulations to our graduate student Korina Odom for receiving the McNair Fellowship Award!
Congratulations to our graduate student Pratibha Gautam for receiving the Graduate Council Fellowship!
Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistant Shannon Dunne for receiving theAnna Gordon Memorial Endowed Scholarship!
Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistant Caroline Watson for being selected as a URCA 2021 Winner at the Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (URCA) Conference 2021! Check out her poster and presentation here.
Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistants Hannah Sliman and Taylor Connelly for receiving the Student Award Excellence in Research at the Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (URCA) Conference 2021! Check out their poster here.
The DREAMS Lab is initiating the F.E.E.L.ING (Family Enhancing Emotion and InterperonaL Competence and Strengths for Adolescent Well-BeING) Project that aims to understand how adolescent social-emotional competences develop in the family systems from a transactional dynamic perspective and person-centered approach. More
The DREAMS Lab is moving to the second phase of the Love Project that aims to understand what makes people feel loved. More
The DREAMS Lab just finished Authenticity and Well-Being project data collection that aims to understand the cultural difference on authenticity in related to individual well-being. More
The DREAMS Lab is recruiting both graduate and undergraduate students to facilitate current research projects. Students who are interested in joining the DREAMS Lab please visit prospective students page for further information.