The Personal Relationships, Interpersonal Stress, and Mindfulness (PRISM) lab is a research group headed by Dr. Heidemarie Laurent, Assistant Professor in the UIUC Clinical-Community Psychology program. We study the development of stress regulation and dysregulation within families from a biopsychosocial perspective that involves attention to the brain and peripheral physiology, as well as individual and dyadic behavior. Our ultimate goal is to understand links in the chain by which stress-related mental disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety) are transmitted across generations, and to guide early screening and intervention to prevent such transmission.