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Attention and Emotion Category Learning Study

Children ages 4-5
This study is looking at how children categorize combinations of facial and situational cues.
Participation is approximately 30 minutes.
Children choose a prize.

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Social Inclusion and Decision-Making Study

Children ages 8-9.
This study is looking at how children use cues from social interactions in their environment.
Participation is approximately 1.5 hours.
Children choose a prize; parents receive a check for $25.

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To learn more about these studies and for information about participation, please contact our lab at: childemotion@waisman.wisc.edu or 608-890-2525.

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    The Child Emotion Lab is ready to bring science to your school or organization!  We’re excited to start visiting your schools so you can learn about emotions! Please contact Alyssa Lovely at alovely@wisc.edu if you would …

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  • New Directions in the Study of Human Emotional Development

    The September 2019 special issue of Developmental Psychology presents articles that challenge existing concepts and motivate new directions in the research on human emotional development. Guest editors Seth Pollak, Linda Camras, and Pamela Cole discuss the issue’s significance …

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