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    We investigate how adolescents' peer relationships impact their social-emotional adjustment.

Welcome to the Social and Emotional Development Lab at UConn!

Our research focuses on the effect of peers and social acceptance on children's, adolescents', and young adults' social and emotional development and adjustment.


Interested in participating in more research? You can sign your family up to be part of UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science) which will keep you informed of what studies you and your children quality for.

Get involved

We are currently recruiting participants for a study on the sense of belonging among children who receive free or reduced lunch. See the "School Belonging Study" tab for information about the study and how to participate!