Texas Tech University

Faculty and Labs

TTU Peer Relations Lab

Research Interests: peer victimization, aggression, bullying, emotion regulation, coping strategies, maltreatment, witnessed violence, risk & protective factors, evidence-based assessment, prevention & intervention.

Substance Use Disorders Studies (SUDS) Lab

Research Interests: developmental change in alcohol involvement as it relates to personality development, drinking motives, acquisition of adult roles, and genetic and environmental factors.

Suicide Risk and Prevention Research (SRPR) Lab

Research Interests: suicide risk and prevention among high-risk individuals, such as individuals with severe mental illness and individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

Research Interests: Cognitive-behavioural assessment, case formulation, and treatment planning; ideographic assessment; multivariate time series models.

Adam Schmidt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Admissions Coordinator
(806) 834-7099

Pathways to Resilient Youth Development (PRYDE) lab

Research Interests: understanding the interactions between cognitive abilities, neurobiology, and psychosocial environment on positive development, particularly among justice-involved youth and youth experiencing traumatic brain injuries.

Jason Van Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director of Clinical Training
(806) 834-7703

Examining Nutrition, Exercise, and Rest in Growing Youth (ENERGY) Lab

Research Interests: pediatric psychology, health psychology, positive psychology, obesity/weight-management interventions, physical activity promotion, and sleep medicine.

Tracking Risk over Time Lab (TRTL)

Research Interests: non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide, factors that increase risk for these problems across people, and intra-individual factors that contribute to short-term changes in self-harm risk in daily life.