Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University


WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Psychological Sciences


Children's peer relationships are an important context for social, emotional, and cognitive development. In the lab, our research addresses individual differences in children's peer relationships and the connection of peer relations to adjustment in school contexts.  Another major focus of the research is on the contributions of emotion processes to children's reasoning about problematic situations with peers, including social information processing and socio-moral judgments. In recent studies we have examined:

  • the influence of gender and age relative to classmates on peer relations in ungraded primary
  • the contributions of friendship and overall acceptance by classmates to adjustment and success in ungraded primary
  • the correlates of individual differences in popularity and friendship
  • the study of anger, conflict and aggression which contribute to peer rejection
  • contextual effects (mood, emotion cues, frame of reference, situation types) on children's thinking about problematic situations with peers.

For more information on this lab contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lemerise

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 9/25/14