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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Welcome to the Family Research Lab


Our goal is to better understand family relationships and children's well-being. We are particularly interested in emotions–emotional expression and regulation, emotion socialization, stress, conflict and closeness. Our current projects investigate parent-child conflict, parental support and the stress responses children experience during conflict with parents.


Please contact Dr. Jackie Nelson (email, 972-883-4478) or our staff
(email, 972-883-4122) with questions about the lab.


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