The Laboratory for the Study of Child and Family Relationships (LSCFR) is located within the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland – College Park. The LSCFR was established in 1995 by Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin. The primary goal of the LSCFR is to advance our understanding of child and adolescent social and emotional development.
The research of the LSCFR has, at its core, the notion that “normal” and “abnormal” social behaviors and relationships are best understood within their given cultural contexts. Consequently, much of the work of the LSCFR is conducted not only in North America, but also in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.