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Reach out to DREAMS Lab Director (Dr. Mengya Xia) for postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate training opportunities!

Welcome to the DREAMS Lab! This is the space to share our research interests, findings, and facilitate collaborations. Our work focuses on understanding ways to promote individual positive development and optimal well-being in the family context, interpersonal settings, and broader ecological systems from the person-centered and transactional dynamic approaches, with an emphasis on fostering adolescent relationship health, social-emotional development, competence and character strengths, and flourishing as a whole. The ultimate goals of our research is to inform prevention/intervention to promote child and adolescent health and well-being in real life.

If you would like to know more about our lab projects and/or have shared research interests, please feel free to contact the lab director, Dr. Mengya Xia at mengya.xia@asu.edu.​

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Latest Publications

What makes people feel loved? An exploratory study on core elements of love across family, romantic, and friend relationships

Xia, M., Chen, Y., & Dunne, S. C. (2023, online first). What makes people feel loved? An exploratory study on core elements of love in family, romantic, and friend relationships. Family Process. https://doi.org/10.1111/FAMP.12873

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