Project Adaptive Behavioral Competencies

Liew Human Development Lab

Live, Love, Learn (Liew’s 3 L’s) represent cornerstones of successful human development.

Our mission is to enhance the way people live, love, and learn across their lifespan. Our team examines the social, emotional, and personality aspects of human development, with a focus on early childhood as well as the transition from adolescence into young adulthood. Our research spans the preschool into the high school and college years. We specialize and have expertise in the roles of human emotion, motivation, and self-control or self-regulation in academic, psychosocial, and health-related outcomes across the early childhood into young adulthood.

Bridging basic and applied science, research from Liew’s Lab has addressed issues such as:

  • School readiness,
  • Early childhood education,
  • Social emotional learning,
  • Achievement and mental health disparities,
  • Childhood obesity,
  • Math and test anxiety, and
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and 21st century learning skills.

We have a passion and commitment to research that contributes to people being able to live, love, and learn in better, healthier, and more meaningful ways. We welcome collaborations and partnerships with others with a similar passion and commitment.