We study adolescents’ social cognitive development, with a focus on aggression, responses to peer victimization or exclusion, stress, mental and physical health, motivation, and academic performance. 

In addition, we investigate optimal research methodology, with a focus on survey questions and survey sampling.  

Our investigations frequently employ randomized field experiments to test developmental theories in natural settings.  We also draw on other methodologies, including qualitative and correlational longitudinal methods, to more fully understand adolescent development.

As a part of this work, our lab helps to maintain the open-source ostracism software Cyberball 4.0 (also see Kip Williams's website). 

Lab Director:

David Scott Yeager
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
email: yeager at psy.utexas.edu