Welcome to the Research on Emotion and Addictions Development and methodologY Lab website. The READY Lab is based in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and directed by Dr. Andrea Howard, an Associate Professor of Developmental and Quantitative Psychology.

Research activities in the Lab focus on emotional well-being and mental health in adolescence and the transition to adulthood, with emphasis on the unique challenges of the transition to university. Current projects capture repeated measures across the academic year and examine emotion-substance use links, changing patterns of depression and anxiety symptoms, challenges faced by youth with ADHD, and roles of parent support and involvement in a successful transition to university.

For more detailed information, visit the People and Research pages to find out what kinds of specific studies we are working on.