Marissa Ogren

Marissa is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at UCLA. She received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington. Marissa is interested in early social development. In particular, she hopes to discover more about how babies and young children learn about emotions through her research.

Early Emotion Understanding: When do Babies Learn about Emotions?

As human beings, we are particularly adept at discerning the emotions of others. Whether it’s our angry boss, saddened family members, or happy friends, we usually succeed at identifying emotional expressions in other people. These judgments let us adjust our behavior accordingly in complex social situations. It has allowed our species to avoid people who would do us harm, embrace people who need support, provide empathy to others, and bond with one another. Overall, reading…

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