UCLA B.E.A.R. Lab
Brain, Education, Affect, & Regulation
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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.
May 08, 2020
Congratulations to our award recipients!
Salvador Vazquez, Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF)
Sarah Jo Torgrimson, Hoyt Scholarship
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:
Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS): Xu, K., Mendez, J., Grammer, J.K., & Lenartowicz, A. (2020). Tracking Student Attention during Different Instructional Activities using Mobile EEG.
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.
September 27, 2018
B.E.A.R. Lab presented at the International Mind Brain and Education Society!
Torgrimson, S.J. & Grammer, J.K. (2018). Task persistence: Self-regulatory and motivational factors in early elementary school. In F. Morrison, (Chair). Executive Function Development in Young Children: Bridging Psychological, Neurological, and Educational Perspectives.
Xu, K., Guevara, M., Tan, P., & Grammer, J.K. (2018). Effort or Luck? Comparing Neurophysiological Correlates of Evaluative and Non-Evaluative Feedback in College Students.
May 27, 2018
Check out B.E.A.R. Lab posters presented at APS this weekend:
Rapp, Vazquez, Chavira, Tan, & Grammer (2018). Neural correlates of anxiety risk in a diverse sample of undergraduates.
Torgrimson, Trane, & Grammer (2018). None-the-less She Persisted: Gender Differences in Executive Function and Persistence in Early Elementary School
Vazquez, Rapp, Tan & Grammer (2018). Neural Correlates of Behavioral Measures of Motivation.
Xu, Tan, Ramirez, & Grammer (2018) Associations between Neural Correlates of Cognitive Control and Self-Reported Math Anxiety Level.
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!