"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not the absence of fear."

-Mark Twain

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What We Do

Our focus is on generating scientific knowledge relevant to courage, fear, and anxiety in children and adolescents to improve the wellbeing of youth, families, and communities. Some of our areas of research include: 

  • Identifying factors responsible for the developmental course of anxiety in children and adolescents
  • Developing of brief, mechanism-targeted intervention programs to reduce youth mental health problems and promote positive youth development

  • Examining dissemination and implementation factors to improve diffusion of evidence-based interventions into community settings

  • Harnessing mobile technology to enhance scalability, feasibility, and precision of youth mental health services

  • Re-packaging of interventions into simpler, less intensive interventions that are community-focused
  • Collaborating with K-12 schools committed to enhancing social and emotional development in youth

Who We Are

We are a research lab housed in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University directed by Dr. Armando Pina, an associate professor and head of doctoral training for the developmental psychology program. Our team is highly interdisciplinary, with expertise in:

  • Clinical and developmental psychology
  • Quantitative methods
  • Electronic and mobile health technology
  • Dissemination and implementation science
  • Prevention science

"...a superb environment with relevant opportunities for growth and training, planned mentorship and clear commitment…"

National Institute of Mental Health

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Join Our Team

We are currently looking to expand our team of graduate students and undergraduate (or post-bachelors) research assistants.  Successful applicants will be collaborative, have good communication skills, manage their time well, aren't afraid to ask questions, and take initiative.

For more information on how to join our lab as an undergraduate research assistant or doctoral student, follow the links below:

Funders and Partners