Coping And Regulation of Environmental Stress Lab



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Families Interested in Participating in a Research Study

Building a Strong Identity and Coping Skills (BaSICS) Project

We are currently enrolling families from Harrisburg, PA in the BaSICS Study.

If your child is 11 or 12 years old and you would like more information or are interested in participating, please call or email us!


Phone (Español): 717-OYE-PSU1

Phone (English): 717-745-PENN

Students Interested in Working in the CARES Lab

Motivated undergraduate students with interests in stress and coping research have a unique opportunity to participate in all facets of research in the CARES lab. Our undergraduate research assistants (RAs) gain valuable research experience in preparation for later graduate study often earning research and thesis course credit along the way.

Interested undergraduates should download and complete a copy of our RA Application and submit via email along with your CV or resume to our lab coordinator,Miriam Zegarac, at

Ideal candidates for an undergraduate RA'ship in the CARES lab will be responsible, highly motivated, and able to dedicate at least 10 hours/week during business hours for 2 semesters. Availability during the summer as well as Spanish language fluency are both highly desirable.