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Grid Task

*Children age 6
*Compensation: Children choose a prize
*This study is looking at how children sort emotional expressions.

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Understanding how Children Learn Value

*Children ages 8-9
*Compensation: Children choose a prize; parents receive a check for $25
*This study is looking at how children use cues from their environment.

Participants looking at computer

Mood and Learning Study

*Children ages 8-10
*Compensation: Children choose a prize; parents receive a check for $25
*This study is looking at how stress impacts hormone production.

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Auditory Categorization Task

*Children ages 8-10
*Compensation: Children choose a prize, parents receive a check for $25
*This study looks at how children learn about vocal cues and emotion based on what they hear in their environment.

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Exploration of Reward Learning

*Children ages 10-13
*Compensation: Children choose a prize, parents receive a check for $25
*This study is looking at how children think about rewards and make decisions.

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Probability Learning Study

*Children ages 11-15
*Compensation: Children receive a monetary prize and parents receive a check for $25
*This study is looking at how stress impacts probability learning.

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Child Emotion Lab wants to visit your school!

  • Child Emotion Lab wants to visit your school!

    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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Recent News

  • 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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