We would like to invite you and your child to take part in a research project being conducted through the Department of Psychology at the
We have designed the Positive Emotions and Behaviors project in order to investigate this issue. In this study, we are looking at a number of characteristics of children and parents that might show us why children engage in these kinds of positive behaviors. Specifically, we are looking at children’s and parents’ cardiovascular arousal in response to social situations and other people’s emotions, and we are also looking at how parents raise their children.
For this project, we are looking for children who will be 3 and ½ years-old (42 – 45 months) during the first six months of 2011. The study involves each child and his or her mother making two visits to our laboratory at UC Davis, with the visits spaced 6 months apart. We are also asking preschool teachers, daycare supervisors, or another adult who knows the child well to complete questionnaires describing children’s behaviors at daycare and preschool.