Research at the Emotion and Development Lab


Our research focuses on elucidating the neural basis of affective psychopathology in youth and applying this information to the development of novel therapeutics.
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Computer Training to Help with Mood

This clinical trial is testing a new, computer-based emotion training program for irritability in adolescents. The goal of this study is to test whether the program that targets hostile emotional responses will be successful at treating irritability.

Your child may be eligible if:

  • Between the ages of 13 and 17 years
  • No serious medical issues
  • Currently in mental health treatment

Participants will:

  • Participate in two study visits and one online assessment over two weeks
  • Complete interviews, forms, and one 25-minute session of emotion training
  • Some participants may train with brain imaging in a magnetic resonance imager (MRI)

Earn up to $200 for participation!

Emotion and Childhood Adversity

We plan to look at how emotion and irritability relate to ways children interact with the world and how they relate to past childhood experiences.

You and your child may be eligible if:

  • Between the ages of 8 and 12 years
  • No serious medical issues
  • Currently in mental health treatment

Participants will:

  • Participate in one study visit lasting 1-2 hours
  • Complete interviews, forms, and three frustration-related tasks

Compensation will be provided.

Your participation could help us to better understand emotion dysregulation and irritability as well as its link with childhood adversity.