PEERS Project

The Development of Forms and Functions of Aggression during Early Childhood (PEERS)

The Peers and Social Development Project was a study of preschoolers’ peer relationships, early personality, emotion regulation, empathy, and social development. The PEERS project examined how biological and personality factors may impact social behavior. The specific behaviors the PEERS Project was interested in are aggressive behavior, social exclusion, and helping or prosocial behavior.

The PEERS Project was funded by the National Science Foundation (BCS- 1450777). For a formal abstract click here. More information on the PEERS Project results may be found in our newsletters as well as Publications.

PEERS has finished data collection, but stay tuned for more published findings soon! Thank you to all the families and schools who helped make PEERS possible!