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The spring 2017 lab group.
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From Our Lab

Probabilities Task

*Children ages 4-6
*Compensation: Children choose a prize
*This study is looking at how children consider suggestions from others when making decisions.

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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

Participants looking at computer

Context and Intensity

*Children ages 7-8 and 12-13
*Children choose a prize; parents receive a check for $25
*This study is looking at how children perceive emotion with or without context cues.

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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.

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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

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

Researcher with child looking at computer

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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