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 sex differences across development. To achieve this goal, data are collected from children, adolescents, and young adults using multiple methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), salivary hormones, observations of social interactions, daily diaries, cognitive tests, and online 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.