Cohen Lab Mission

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Our lab investigates how, when, and why people change. We use multiple methods, with a strong interest in field experimentation on social problems. We follow the traditions pioneered by Kurt Lewin and Urie Bronfenbrenner, in which the development of theory and intervention go hand-in-hand.  Both these figures embraced the creed that, “If you want to understand something, try to change it.”

This website provides information on our research, papers, and materials for people interested in learning more about our research and using the scales and tools featured in our work. Please see the Lab Member Profiles in the sidebar if you wish to reach a member of our lab for further details. If you have general questions about the lab or website, please email our lab’s website administrator, Joe Powers [jpowers1(at)].