Participate in Research

We are currently recruiting children, adolescents, and their parents or guardians for a variety of studies. Most studies involve a visit to our lab at the University of Washington. Parking is available near the lab, and we provide families reimbursement for travel expenses and compensation for participating our studies. If you are interested in learning more about participating in research, please click the "Sign Up" button on the right to provide us with your contact information. Someone from the lab will be in touch with you to discuss studies that are currently recruiting new participants.

Click here to read an NPR story about Stress & Development Lab research. The story includes interviews with participants from studies in our lab. 

Hear what participants have to say about being in research studies in our lab: 

Study of Emotional Learning across Development

Brief Description
In this study we want to learn about how children and adolescents learn about safety and danger through their mother's experiences with the environment. We are also hoping to learn how emotional learning through social means changes across development. Email: UWEmotionalLearningStudy@gmail.com Phone: (206) 221-8030
Eligibility for Participation
We are recruiting children and teenagers (6-16 years) and their biological mothers.
Compensation:
Mom will receive $30, and child will receive $30.

School Social Environment Study

Brief Description
Children who grow up in some social environments are at slightly greater risk for developing certain kinds of mental health problems later in life, but we don’t fully understand why. The purpose of this study is to collect some information about school environments that will be used in a future study on social status, development, and psychopathology.
Eligibility for Participation
We are recruiting high schoolers of all ages who are students at Roosevelt or Garfield high schools in Seattle.
Compensation:
$30