We are conducting a new large project called the Emotion Regulation in Parents and Adolescents (ERPA) Study. The study is investigating teens’ beliefs about happiness and other emotions. We are interested in how teens’ beliefs may relate to their behaviors and well-being, as well as how they relate to parents’ corresponding beliefs and behaviors.

We are recruiting 280 9th graders and their parents in WV and PA to participate.  Please contact us if you are interested in hearing more about our study!


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Dr. Amy Gentzler:

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