Welcome to RECAP!
RECAP is a research program at Montclair State University devoted to empirical study of the development and early intervention of anxiety disorders across childhood and adolescence.
Below are answers to some key questions about our research program:
At RECAP, we focus on two complementary areas of research:
Developmental psychopathology of anxiety and depression, with a focus on the interplay of temperament and emotion regulation with aspects of a child's environment (e.g., parenting behaviors, life stressors) to understand why some children develop internalizing problems and others don’t.
Early interventions for anxiety disorders, with a focus on school mental health and dissemination issues. That is, a) how do we most effectively deliver interventions in school settings where we can reach the most children and b) how do we sustain it?
Consistent evidence shows that anxiety disorders are prevalent, start early, and largely remain unidentified and untreated. If we better understand developmental pathways to anxiety, we can work to intervene earlier before children experience significant distress. Moreover, while there are a multitude of evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders, few are reaching the children who need them, particularly those in low-income, ethnic minority households.
RECAP is housed in the Department of Psychology at Montclair State University. Our lab space is located in Dickson Hall.
Director: Jeremy K. Fox, Ph.D.
Lab: Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Dickson Hall 135
Montclair, NJ 07043