Downing Student Union is closed for the remainder of Friday evening (11/16) due to a building emergency. The food court will be open tonight from 7pm-10pm. Students will need to enter through the patio doors across from the Academic Complex.
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
the influence of gender and age relative to classmates on peer relations in ungraded
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.