Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire


Current Research Projects


  • Physical Abuse of Children
  • Corporal Punishment of Children
  • Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Physical Abuse of Spouses
  • Dating Violence
  • Abuse of the Elderly
  • Intra-Family Homicide
  • Rape and Marital Rape
  • Violence between Siblings
  • Pornography
  • Parental Abduction
  • Childhood Adversity and Mental Health
  • Missing and Abducted Children

This variety of topics is a result of beliefs that have guided FRL research:

  • that various forms of family problems are interrelated;
  • that conflict is a basic to family life as are love and cooperation;
  • that much of the conflict and violence in this world outside the family can be traced to roots in the family

Questions about the FRL can be addressed to:

Family Research Laboratory
126 Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3586
Tel. 603-862-1888
Fax 603-862-1122
E-mail or E-mail