Welcome to the Grow to Care Lab!

The Grow to Care research group is passionate about developmental science. We aim to foster positive social and emotional growth amongst

children and youth with the goal of building cooperative, collaborative, and caring communities.

We look forward to working with you on our various projects!

Our Philosophy

We believe in high-quality and transparent scientific practices that produce findings with real-world applications. 

We are strongly committed to building a positive lab culture through supportive mentorship and collaborative peer engagement. 

Grow to Care Lab is a safe space.



Dr. Peplak is accepting students for Fall 2025 start.