The Child and Adolescent Development Lab was established by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia.
The research conducted by Dr. Schonert-Reichl and the members of the Child and Adolescent Development Lab primarily focuses on social and emotional learning (SEL) and development, with a particular emphasis on discerning the processes and mechanisms that foster children's positive human qualities, such as empathy, optimism, happiness, social responsibility, altruism, and resiliency.
Fighting bullies with babies
David Bornstein, from The New York Times's Opinionator, talks about Dr. Schonert-Reichl's work evaluating the Roots of Empathy program. The New York Times, November 8th, 2010.
Groundbreaking Vancouver study shines a light on what kids need
A newspaper article about Dr. Schonert-Reichl's research on The Middle Years Development Instrument.
The Province Newspaper, September 2010. Full Report (pdf).
The University of British Columbia
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education