Adolescent Emotions
Research Study
Join a compensated research study run by UPitt helping teen girls improve their emotional intelligence and identify potential risks for emotional disorders.
Research Conducted in Pittsburgh, PA
Participation by Mothers & Daughters
No Medications Provided
Daughters must be
13 - 15 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Help researchers learn more about the emotional development of girls during their adolescence with a goal of being able to detect mental health disorders earlier in a girls life.
Parenting teenagers can be very exciting and frustrating at the same time. The teenage years are a time of transition from childhood into adulthood. They may also feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical changes they are experiencing.

The purpose of this study is to help researchers learn more about how girls pay attention to emotional information in their environment during adolescence. Researchers hope their findings will improve their understanding of emotional development and the prevention of emotional problems during adolescence.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Study findings may help researchers learn how girls pay attention to emotional information in their environment and how this is associated with their risk for developing emotional disorders. Findings from this research study may help researchers to understand how adolescent girls navigate their emotions and ultimately create pathways to detect mental disorders earlier in life.
Is this study for me?
If you are the mother of a teen girl aged 13 to 15, you and your daughter may be eligible to participate in a research study.
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participation involves:
  • 4 - 5 visits to our lab over 12 months
  • Wearing a cap that measures brain waves (EEG)
  • Computer tasks, questionnaires, and interviews
No medications will be administered as part of this study.
COVID-19 precautions are in place for in-person visits and some visits may be done remotely.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You and your daughter will be compensated up to $350.00 for completing this study. If, for any reason, you and your daughter complete only part of the study, you will be compensated based on the number of study visits that were completed.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in the study.