Director: Dr. Steven Beach

Some of the research in our lab has been examining the role of particular genotypes in moderating environmental effects on behavioral outcomes. Recently we have shown that genotype moderates effects of parenting on child outcomes, and that genotype moderates the effects of intervention of both parent and child outcomes. We are also examining epigenetic processes and their relationship to behavioral outcomes.

Selected Recent Publications

Beach S.R. et al. (2009) Change in caregiver depression in response to parent training: Genetic moderation of intervention effects. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 112-117

Gunther M. et al. (2009) Deciphering spousal intentions: An fMRI study of couple communication. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26, 388-410


Gene Brody: Center for Family Research
Robert Philibert: University of Iowa, School of Medicine
Carolyn Cutrona: Iowa State University, Department of Psychology