NEW: We’re Hiring!


The MiND lab is hiring! We’re looking for 2 full time Research Technician Associates. This can be a great job for students who have just graduated undergrad with plans for grad school, looking to get more research experience. Positions are term-limited to one year and renewable depending on funding and performance. Start dates are flexible depending on applicant availability, but ideally applicants would start in March or April 2018.


Rebecca Waller and Hailey Dotterer have new publications in SCAN and Assessment

Two new articles out from MiND lab members Hailey Dotterer and Rebecca Waller!



Developmental Psychology Post-Doc Training Grant

The Developmental Psychology Program is accepting T-32 post-doc applications until May 15http://psychjobsearch.wikidot.com/forum/t-1671354/developmental-psych-post-doc-university-of-michigan/

APS Rising Star!


Lab director Dr. Luke Hyde was recently named a “rising star” by the Association for Psychological Science to recognize early career PhD’s “whose innovative work has already advanced the field”.


UM awarded grant as part of the NIH-funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study


The MiND lab is part of a team at UM that was awarded a U01 grant to be a part of a consortium that will study 10,000 children across development starting at age 10. Dr. Hyde is a co-Investigator on the grant headed by Drs. Mary Heitzig and Robert Zucker.  For more information.

Postdoctoral Fellow Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Waller for winning University of Michigan’s 2015 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award! This honor, awarded annually to a select few post docs across the University, recognizes excellence in research, mentorship, teaching, leadership, and service.

Dr. Hyde on Narcissism


Dr. Hyde was recently quoted in Scientific American on an article about the first longitudinal study in children supporting the theory that parents with unrealistically positive views of their kids foster narcissistic qualities. Read full story 

“We are all in this Together”


Dr. Hyde and colleagues at the University of Michigan offer discussion on the growing popularity of an interdisciplinary approach to scientific research: There is no doubt in our minds that interdisciplinary research is the future of our science, and we would like to get there sooner rather than later.” Click here for the full article, published by the Society for Research on Adolescence. 

Radio Interview with Dr. Hyde


Along with collaborators Daniel Shaw, Alex Burt, Erika Forbes, and Brent Donnellan, Dr. Hyde recently published a paper in Journal of Abnormal Psychology examining the overlap and predictive strength of various approaches to subtyping teens high on antisocial behavior. Click here to listen to his discussion of the paper with a local radio station.

Book Chapter Published


Congratulations to Dr. Waller for her book chapter publication with Dustin Pardini and Samuel Hawes in The Development of Criminal Antisocial Behavior. Entitled, Familial Influences on the Development of Serious Conduct Problems and Delinquency, the chapter reviews research on family factors associated with antisocial behavior from a developmental criminology perspective.

CDC-ISRA Research Brief


The International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to facilitate rapid dissemination of research presented at their 2014 World Meeting. Select podium presentations were chosen based on their implications for violence prevention and the authors, including our own Dr. Waller, prepared research briefs to accessibly capture their key findings and conclusions. Congratulations to Dr. Waller for this very select distinction!

Read the brief         Read the full research paper



Introducing Ellie


Dr. Hyde invites the lab over to meet the newest member of his family: Ellie the adorable puppy! You can now find her profile on our people page as she takes on the role of official lab mascot :)

JCPP Paper Published


Congrats to Dr. Waller for another great publication in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Entitled “Differential Associates of Early Callous-Unemotional, Oppositional, and ADHD Behaviors: Multiple Domains within Early-Starting Conduct Problems?” this study examined the separable nomological networks of CU, Oppositoinal, and ADHD behaviors in a sample of young children followed prospectively from ages 3 to 6 years.

Read the full article

Happy Birthday MiND Lab!


The MiND lab officially turns 1 year old! Congratulations to Dr. Hyde and the whole research team for all that’s been accomplished in this short time. Excited for the years to come!

Press for Dr. Waller


Research from the MiND lab hits the papers, as Pacific Standard covers Dr. Waller’s new publication in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology entitled “Callous-Unemotional Behavior and Early Childhood Onset Behavior Problems: The Role of Parental Harshness and Warmth.” Contrary to the established belief that children with callous-unemotional traits are somewhat impervious to intervention, the findings suggest that  parenting behavior, and parental warmth specifically, may be particularly important for these kids. The results also highlight the toddler years as a key intervention period to reduce the likelihood that children with callous-unemotional behavior will develop more entrenched and severe conduct problems. Read full story

Honors Society Award


Congratulations to Hailey for winning the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award! Recognizing superior academic achievement and career ambition, this award is given to post-baccalaureate members to help fund their continued research and studies. 

Research Conference Award


Congratulations to Dr. Waller for receiving the 2014 Lagerspetz Award for her podium presentation at the 2014 International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA) World Meeting, held in July in Atlanta, Georgia. Named in honor of Dr. Lagerspetz, a founding member of ISRA, this award recognizes cutting edge research that influences both animal and human aggression literature and is given to early career investigators for excellent podium presentations. Dr. Waller was part of a symposium organized by Dr. S. Alex Burt of Michigan State University and Dr. Graeme Fairchild of Southampton University in the UK. The symposium  focused on different ways that we can best understand the heterogeneity in antisocial behavior and conduct problems among children and adolescents. Dr. Waller’s paper was titled, “Multiple pathways to early-starting conduct problems: An examination of the differential correlates of callous-unemotional versus ODD and ADHD behaviors among preschool children.”

New Commentary Published


Dr. Hyde and Dr. Waller, along with collaborator Dr. Burt from Michigan State University, published a new commentary on Dadds et al. (2014) looking at the construct of callous-unemotional traits and ways to translate basic science to clinical intervention.

Click here to read full article

Graduation 2014


Congratulations to Hailey, the MiND lab’s one and only senior, for graduating with Honors in Psychology with the class of 2014! As the first graduate from the lab, Dr. Hyde and the entire MiND team are very proud. Hailey will be staying on with the lab next year as project coordinator for an upcoming study – we’re very happy to have convinced her to stick around!


Lab produces first honors grad


Congratulations to undergraduate Hailey Dotterer for completing her honors thesis! After a year of literature search, data collection, statistical analysis, and write up, she presented her final product at the University’s psychology honors symposium. With the proposed incorporation of additional data, Hailey plans on preparing her manuscript, Influences on Destructive College Drinking: The Role of Psychopathic Traits and Gender, for publication later this year.

NSF Honorable Mention


Congratulations to Developmental grad student Arianna Gard for receiving Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation for her Graduate Research Fellowship application. This is a nationwide competition that awards three-year fellowships to graduate students.  NSF received over 14,000 applications for the 2014 competition.

NIH Grant Awarded


Congratulations to Dr. Hyde, Dr. Monk, Dr. Mitchell and all members of the MiND and TaD labs! Funding from the grant will be used in the upcoming Adolescent Wellbeing and Brain Development study.

New MRI Scanner


University of Michigan’s Functional MRI Laboratory is pleased to announce the installation of a new MRI scanner, a General Electric Discovery MR 750, 60cm bore. There is much excitement about the new opportunities this state-of-the-art scanner will provide to expand and enhance the research programs of the University.


Lab space completed

UMH PR, Jessica Soulliere

Construction is finally completed on East Hall’s new collaborative lab space and the MiND team has moved in.

The original team

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First group lab pic! March 2014. The original MiND lab: Professor Luke Hyde, post doc Rebecca Waller, lab manager Martha Alves, developmental grad student Arianna Gard, clinical grad student Laura Murray, honors undergrad Hailey Dotterer, and undergrad Sarah Winter