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B.E.A.R LAb News

Recruiting for the C.A.T. Study!

We are enrolling children 6-10 year old to participate in a new research study exploring the ways in which different online and in-person learning environments influence children's attention. Come join us!

New Papers from the BEAR Lab Team!

Student Persistence and Cognitive Control

Torgrimson, S. J., Tan, P. Z., & Grammer, J. K. (2021). Associations among response inhibition, motivational beliefs, and task persistence in early elementary school. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 208, 105141.

Measuring EF in the Group Setting

Ahmed, S. F., Grammer, J., & Morrison, F. (2021). Cognition in context: Validating group-based executive function assessments in young children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 208, 105131.

Culture, Parent Emotion Socialization, and Adolescent Peer Rejection

Rapp, A. M., Tan, P. Z., Grammer, J. K., Gehring, W. J., Miller, G. A., & Chavira, D. A. (2021). Cultural Values Influence Relations Between Parent Emotion Socialization and Adolescents’ Neural Responses to Peer Rejection. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 1-13.

In this study, we are investigating the factors that influence Chinese American mothers’ cultural value, maternal behaviors, and their children’s executive function skills. The study will explicate variations within Chinese American families with the goal of moving beyond stereo-typed and/or deficit-oriented perspectives of parenting practices and hopefully inform the development of more culturally sensitive interventions targeting parental socialization and EF development in Chinese Americans.


Spring 2020

May 08, 2020

Congratulations to our award recipients!

B.E.A.R. Lab members recent publications:

  • Solone, C. J. , Thornton, B. E., Chiappe, J. C., Perez, C., Rearick, M. K., & Falvey, M. A.
    (2020). Creating a collaborative culture: An essential ingredient of effective inclusive
    education. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education.

  • Vazquez, S.R., Ermeling, B.A., & Ramirez, G. (2020). Parental beliefs on the efficacy of productive struggle and their relation to homework-helping behavior. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 51(2), 179-203.

BEAR Lab Spring Poster Presentations:

Spring 2019

June 08, 2019

Congratulations to our graduating MA students!

  • Sonia Jamani and Briana Rodriguez!

B.E.A.R. Lab presented work at two conferences this Spring:

  • The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD): Torgrimson, S.J., Tan, P., & Grammer, J.K. (2019). Gender Differences in Cognitive Control and Student Persistence: A Neurophysiological Investigation. In S.J. Torgrimson & P. Tan (Chairs). Gender Differences in Psychophysiological Measures of Emotion Reactivity and Self-Regulated Behaviors.

  • The Assoication for Psychological Science (APS): Torres, R. Xu, K., Lenartowicz, A., & Grammer, J. (2019). Differences in Neural Correlates of Attention in Undergraduates across Classroom Activities. 

IMBES 2018

September 27, 2018

B.E.A.R. Lab presented at the International Mind Brain and Education Society!

APS 2018

May 27, 2018

Check out B.E.A.R. Lab posters presented at APS this weekend:

R+I Conference Successes!

May 03, 2018

Congrats to Eve, Sal, and Sarah Jo for excellent presentations and to Remi and How for earning an award for their participatory session: "What's All this I Hear About Self-Regulation, Executive Function, and Mindfulness?"  

GRM and GSRM B.E.A.R. Awardees

April 26, 2018

Another successful year for B.E.A.R. lab students in the Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship Program.  Awardees include:

GRM & GSRM- Sarah Jo Torgrimson and Remi Torres 

Precision Learning Center’s Catalyst Award

April 25, 2018

A big congrats to Sonia who has been awarded the 2018 University of California Office of the President Precision Learning Center’s (PRECL) Catalyst Award. These funds will be used to train in the use of new classroom observational tools with Dr. Carol Connor this summer at UC Irvine!

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