Ongoing and New Projects
The Adolescent and Childhood Experience Lab is dedicated to improving the lives of children of all ages through science. Below are descriptions of some of our current projects.
Contact us if you would like to learn more and get involved!
Questioning Youth about Personal Experiences
What are the most effective ways of asking adolescents about their experiences?
CURRENTLY RECRUITING 14-19 YEAR OLDS FOR REMOTE INTERVIEWING STUDY. Project Link
Interviewing Adolescents in Professional Settings
How do police, lawyers, and other professionals ask adolescents questions about their experiences? Do adolescents feel comfortable sharing?
Emotional Development and Violence Exposure
How are experiences of violence, such as family or community violence, related to youths' ability to understand emotions and cope with them? Is this different across age?
Youth Engagement and Understanding in the Justice System
How engaged are youth (and their parents/guardians) in the plea process? What do they understand?
Youth Development in Context
How do contextual experiences—such as large events, state policies, or school programs—impact youth success?
Work with us!
We are always working on new and exciting projects and are recruiting children, teens, and their families who want to get involved.
Interested in helping with one of our projects? Please complete the following form:
Positive Emotion Training (PET) with Children and Adolescents
Does PET help children who are at risk for violence, delinquency and other problems?