If you are interested in working as a research assistant on these projects, please submit an application.
PERK Study: Physiology and Emotion Regulation in Kids
This project explores the many aspects of emotional development in children aged 4-11, with the aim of identifying ways we can promote children’s health, well-being, and healthy relationships. By looking at biological and social factors, we want to identify both risk and protective factors across childhood, as well as clear targets for intervention and prevention.
CARP Study: Children’s Attention & Regulation Project
This project examines relations between 4-7 year olds’ attention regulation and executive functioning and their ability to manage different emotions, utilizing eye-tracking, behavioral, and physiological assessment methods. Parents and children are invited to the lab, children participate in a series of computer-based and behavioral tasks while parents complete questionnaires and participate in some behavioral tasks.
SHAPE Study: Sharing, Helping, and Peer Emotion
This project examines two primary research questions with children ages 4-6 years old from the community: 1. How does emotion influence children’s sharing? 2. What cognitive and emotion skills support children’s sharing? Parents complete questionnaires in the lab while children complete a series of activities with the researcher.
Mindfulness Meditation in Teens
In collaboration with Tools for Peace and their Stop, Breathe & Think Curriculum, this project aims to understand the effects of mindfulness and compassion training in adolescents by examining biological, psychological, and social factors.
Code Switching Study
This project examines the influence of a brief auditory stimulus on undergraduates cognitive processes (e.g., attention regulation, memory,etc) and emotion regulation utilizing a multi-method approach including computer and behavioral tasks and physiological assessment methods.