The Peer Lab at Earlham College is a research lab of undergraduate students that works under the supervision and guidance of Rachael Reavis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology.

The Peer Lab works on a number of studies involving both children and adults. Currently, the lab focuses on the role of praise in growth mindsetkindergarten readinessthe development of disgust, and the effect of friendship and bullying on pain tolerance.

In the past, the Peer Lab has also investigated friendship and cognitive development in 7- to 9-year-old children in the Thoughtful Friends study. The Peer Lab has also investigated friendship, peer victimization, and social-emotional adjustment in populations of children in the Peer Project study.

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