Welcome to the Methods, Sex differences, and Development Lab at the University of Michigan!


The lab is situated within the developmental program of the Psychology department, and is directed by Dr. Adriene Beltz.

The goal of the research in the lab is to develop and apply novel quantitative approaches in order to reveal the ways in which the brain mediates biological and environmental influences on behavioral gender differences across development. To achieve this goal, data are collected from children, adolescents, and young adults using multiple intensive longitudinal methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), observations of social interactions, 100-day studies of hormone indicators, cognitive tests, and behavioral self reports.

To learn more about the work of the lab, who conducts it, and how you can be a part of it, click on the News, Research, PublicationsPeople, Prospective Students, and Participate tabs.