Adoloscent Health and Development
Fathers, Parenting, and Families
Early Childhood Development
McClelland Park

Welcome to the Frances McClelland Institute

Thank you for your interest in the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. We serve as a catalyst for cross-disciplinary research on children, youth, and families at the University of Arizona. We collaborate with campus and community partners alike with the goal of improving basic understanding to enhance the lives of the people of Arizona and the world.

Our research is framed around initiatives that address questions important to the development and well-being of contemporary children, youth, and families. The Institute currently supports four research initiatives:

The Institute has built the Lang Children and Family Observation Lab: a state-of-the-art research facility with audio/visual and biophysical capabilities that is available for use by persons affiliated with the Institute as well as by outside researchers. In addition, the Institute is able to provide support in the form of space and outreach assistance to affiliated researchers and faculty, as well as to visiting scholars and post-doctoral students.

Thank you again for your interest in the Frances McClelland Institute. For additional information please contact us.


Stephen T. Russell, Director
nces McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families
Fitch Nesbitt Endowed Chair in Family and Consumer Science

Research and Outreach

           *We are looking for heterosexual couples to participate in a study of relationships, emotion, and eating. For more information, click here.


         *Be sure to check out all of the exciting programs and events at Frances McClelland Institute.To view our calender click here.


         *To view our Active and Recent Grants, click here.


         *For more information about our lab facilities, click here.