Research Studies

Social Disconnection Study

What is this study about?  
In this new study, we plan to look at social development and examine what factors influence emotional regulation in adolescents.  

Are you actively recruiting participants? 
Researchers in the Psychology Department at UC Davis are currently seeking research participants to take part in this study!

Who may participate in this study?
Youth between the years of 11-15 years old and their parents.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the study coordinator at:

Biobehavioral Synchrony Project

What is this project about? 
The term synchrony refers to a state of inter-subject coupling of behavioral and neurobiological activity over time that allows us to have shared representations and shared emotional states with others. In collaboration with Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), Nijmegen, and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at the University of Zurich, this meta-analysis examines the impact of biobehavioral synchrony on cognitive outcomes in children. 

If you are interesting in learning more about this project, please check out this website:

Social Support Study (completed)

What was this study about? 
In this study, we looked at how social support affected the impact of stress. We invited children and their guardians to the lab to see if parents could help kids' regulate their psychological and physiological response to stressful situations. 


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