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The Children’s Emotions Lab is located on the third floor of Wallace Hall on Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. We conduct studies on children’s emotions during a variety of situations. We are interested in what emotions children display in these situations as well as what the children do to cope with their emotions. For instance, why do some children show a lot of frustration and others do not? What strategies do young children use to deal with frustration? Or joy?

We are also interested in how parents influence their children’s lives, particularly how they may influence their children’s emotions. We are also interested in the parents’ lives because that context can be important to both the parents’ behaviors as well as children’s behaviors.

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