The Parent-Child Institute (PCI)

The Parent-Child Institute (PCI) at Pace University-New York City is an academic research institute located in lower Manhattan. The PCI has the goals of fostering research on parents and children, securing grant and other funding, providing advanced students with research experiences, offering presentations regarding parents and children to academic and community organizations, and disseminating research findings.

Current PCI research activities include the comparison of parent assessment measurements in terms of psychometric qualities, development of normative data regarding Mowder’s parent assessment instruments, and the examination of child development outcomes in the context of parenting behaviors. Further, parenting is being considered in conjunction with issues such as global mental health, nutrition/obesity, and violence prevention. Current doctoral research projects include issues such as late adolescents’ views of the importance of parenting behaviors, multicultural/diversity parenting issues, and parenting and young children’s screen-time on tablet and other electronic devices. The anticipation is for grant funding for parenting and child developmental research

Upcoming Meetings

10am - 12pm

Interested students please contact Barbara Mowder at

The Parent-Child Institute
41 Park Row, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10038