University of California, Riverside


Elizabeth Davis Assistant Professor, Psychology

Topics: Emotions, regulating emotions
Emotions, children's physiology

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Tel: 951-827-5236

Media Contact: John Warren


Davis’s research focuses on understanding how emotion regulation relates to learning and anxiety in childhood. Learning to regulate negative emotion is one of the most important tasks of childhood, with far-reaching consequences for children’s school adjustment, peer relationships, and mental health. Davis received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.

On Emotions, regulating emotions

Davis is an expert on emotional regulation, how people appraise situations and react.

On Emotions, children's physiology

Davis is an expert in differences in children’s biology and social experiences that impact how effectively they can regulate emotion.

On Socialization

Davis is an expert in how parents shape children’s abilities to regulate their emotions, and related, effective parenting strategies.