Emma Armstrong-Carter

Emma Armstrong-Carter is a doctoral student in Developmental and Psychological Sciences at Stanford University and a recipient of the IES fellowship training grant. She received her BA in Psychology & Neuroscience and Geographic Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 2016. Emma is amazed by the variation in children’s behavioral, socio-emotional, and cognitive functioning. She studies young children's capacity to contribute to the lives of others--via helping friends, family, and strangers. In particular, she investigates how these types of helping behaviors interplay with children's experiences at school (e.g., abilities to engage in school), and their bodies, using markers of stress-physiology such as cortisol, and autonomic nervous system arousal.

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