Congratulations Maddie!

Last week the Cole Lab had one final team dinner with Research Technician Madeline Bennetti before the start of her new job as a project manager at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. We will all miss Maddie’s dedication to the Dyn-O-SR project, but know she will be an asset to her new team. Best of luck with your future, Maddie!

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Egg Hunt Recruitment Event

Members of the Dyn-O-SR project enjoyed talking to families this past weekend at the Bellefonte Egg Hunt as they continue to recruit participants to reach the 250 family goal. The holiday themed cut-outs were a success once again!


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2019 Society for Research in Child Development Conference

The Cole Emotion Regulation Lab attended the 2019 SRCD research conference in Baltimore, Maryland from March 21st-23rd. We are proud of the presenters involved with our 13 submissions!

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Candy Cane Recruitment Event

Despite the snow storm that hit State College last week, research staff members Maddie, Kayla, Lindsey, and Bre created holiday photo-op cut outs in preparation for the Candy Cane Festival at the Nittany Mall. At this event, staff members recruited possible participants and talked with families who enjoyed taking photos of their child as either an elf, snowman, or gingerbread man!

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Welcome New RAs!

The Cole Lab welcomes three new staff Research Assistants to work on the Development of Self-Regulation Dynamics (Dyn-O-SR) project!

Bre Genaro (back) joins us from Bryn Mawr College, bringing some statistical prowess and a great attitude to our team. Lindsey Green (middle) came to us from Georgia State with a wide variety of experiences in research with children. And lastly, our own Kayla McCreadie (front) has graduated from Penn State and is putting her degree to good use as a full-time research assistant. We are thrilled to start working with these bright women!

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Happy Mardi Gras!

In honor of our New Orleanian Research Assistant, Jena, the Cole ER lab decided to celebrate Mardi Gras!  Many of our lab members experienced King Cake for the first time, and a wonderful, colorful time was certainly had by all.  

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The Nittany Lion Inner Space Science Club visits Bellefonte High School for Exploration-U!


Together with children and families at Exploration-U, we explored what the different areas of our brains can do, used our creativity to make pipe-cleaner “neurons,” and shared information about our study with families who wanted to learn more!  Our undergraduate RAs had a showcasing their hard work!


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Happy Halloween!

So many emotions to regulate here in the Cole Lab!inside-out-2inside-out

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Congratulations Dr. Maggi!


We are so proud of Dr. Mirella Maggi for successfully defending her dissertation.  Mirella has been an invaluable member of the Cole Lab for the past six years.  We will miss her dearly, and wish her the best of luck as she begins her Clinical Internship at Dartmouth!

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fMRI is awesome!

Our newest Nittany Lion Inner Space Scientist had a blast in our fMRI scanner and loved getting to see pictures of his brain!  Staff members Rachel Wolf and Dr. Pan Liu helped him practice being still, and he did a spectacular job.  Check out the Processing of the Emotional Environment Project tab to get involved in this project!

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