Welcome to the Yale Innovative Interactions Lab! The Innovative Interactions Lab is a research group directed by Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, within the Department of Psychology. Our lab is dedicated to learning more about how children and youth interact with animals and robots to improve their own wellbeing and cope with the challenges of daily life. To learn more about our work, please visit our research page.

Current Research Projects

We are currently recruiting moms and children ages 2-6 with a dog in the house for one of our projects. We are also recruiting adult participants, and you do not need a dog to participate in this project. Fill out this short survey to sign up. To see what it’s like to participate in our studies, check out our photo gallery here.

We also need pictures of you and your dog for a new project. If you’re interested or want more information, check out the survey here.