Personality Across Development Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Houston
126 Heyne Bldg
Houston, TX 77204-5022
The Personality Across Development Lab’s main focus is to study personality development across the life span and how personality is related to behavior, how it affects children’s relationships with their friends and parents, and how early personality traits influence children’s thoughts and feelings. In addition, the Tackett Lab is currently conducting research studying cross-cultural differences in personality and values. Our research protocols often include interactive activities, child and parent interviewing, survey/questionnaires, and saliva collection, which allows us to examine the biological basis of personality. The Personality Across Development Lab in the Clinical Research Services Center was originally established at the University of Toronto and recently moved to the University of Houston. The Tackett Lab is also involved in the development of the Texas Twin Project with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.