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Children’s Responses to Parents’ Emotions

The purpose of this study is to investigate how children learn about emotions. We are especially interested in children’s responses to others’ happiness and to their parents’ emotions.  Children and their parents visited our lab when the children were 5 years old.  We are now preparing a follow-up study to reassess children’s emotional development at age 8.  Click here for a newsletter reporting the study’s findings.

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Toddlers’ Imitation of Prosocial Behaviors

The goal of this study is to advance knowledge of how toddlers learn to help others. We use imitation paradigms to investigate if toddlers’ learn new prosocial behaviors by watching the helping behaviors of others. Rose Donohue is studying how toddlers learn to repair their own transgressions.

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Children’s Interpretations of Others’ Emotions

The purpose of this project is to investigate how children interpret others’ emotions and how these interpretations are related to their social behaviors. Sarah Garcia is currently recruiting 7- to 11-year-old children and their parents to participate in this study for her dissertation.

Children’s Emotion Regulation Group at the GSU Psychology Clinic

The Psychology Clinic at Georgia State University offers low-cost group therapy for children (ages 6-10) who have difficulties expressing and managing their emotions. This group is appropriate for children who are experiencing grumpiness, guilt, anxiety, irritability, worry, and/or fear.  There is a child component and a parent component.  Detailed information can be found on our website: http://psychologyclinic.gsu.edu/emotion-regulation-group-children/.

 

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Upcoming Studies

We are recruiting participants for upcoming reasarch studies at Georgia State University. If you are interested in participating in a study, please click here to provide your contact information. 

The GSU Child Research Group is also recruiting families for studies.  Please see their website.

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