For Parents

The Child Studies Centre (CSC) database is a resourceful tool that allows us to recruit participants for our studies.  You too, can sign up for the database and every time your child is eligible to participate in one of our studies, you’ll be notified. Click here to sign up.

For further information you may contact us at 416-978-0126 or tackettlab1@gmail.com.

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P.A.D. Lab Newsletter Summer 2009[PDF]

P.A.D. Lab Newsletter Summer 2011[PDF]

Location & Directions

The P.A.D. is on the subground floor of Sidney Smith Hall at the University of Toronto (100 St. George Street). This is on St. George St. in between Bloor St. and College St.

Please scroll down to see the whole map, with building and driveway indicated.

If you are arriving by TTC: Get off at St. George subway station on the Bloor or Yonge St. subway lines, and exit at the St. George side. It is approximately a 10-minute walk south from the station (towards the CN Tower). Enter through the main doors off St. George Street, and you will be in the main lobby with the Second Cup. If you have an appointment, someone will meet you here and direct you down to our rooms.

If you are driving
: As you drive south on St. George Street from Bloor, you will pass the large library at the corner of Harbord Street. Turn right into the first driveway after Harbord Street. If you are a parent who has been invited in to participate in a study, parking spot #655 will be set aside for you, and someone will meet you in the parking lot with a parking pass.  For printable electronic directions click HERE. Select "To here" and enter your address under "Start address".

For Students

If you are an undergraduate student interested in volunteering in the Tackett Lab, please complete the following application and return it to Prof. Tackett's mailbox on the 4th-floor of Sidney Smith Hall.

Download application here.

If you are interested in joining the Tackett Lab for graduate studies, you can apply through the Department of Psychology for the M.A. or Ph.D. programs. We cover a broad range of personality and behavior topics in the lab, so if you are interested in personality, temperament, externalizing disorders, self-regulation, emotional regulation, personality disorders, or the development of any of these, the lab may be a good fit for you. Students with interest or background in advanced statistical applications and rigorous approaches to psychological measurement are particularly encouraged to apply. Graduate students interested in obtaining clinical science training while working with Dr. Tackett may do so through the Psychology Department Clinical Extension Program or the child clinical program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, where Dr. Tackett is an adjunct faculty member.

Click here for the University of Toronto graduate admissions.

Click here for the Clinical Externsion Program.

Click here for the School and Clinical Child Psychology Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

If you are a graduate student seeking a postdoctoral position and have overlapping research interests with ongoing work in the Tackett Lab, please email Dr. Tackett. Many opportunities exist for postdoctoral research with two large datasets (each includes over 400 families) of archival information including multiple measures of personality, emotion, temperament, life events, relationships, and psychopathology. One of these datasets currently has 3 waves of longitudinal data. Opportunities also exist for postdoctoral fellows to gain additional experience with advanced statistics and various methodologies including clinical interviewing, psychophysiological, psychoneuroendocrinological, neuroimaging, and behavior and molecular genetics applications.


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