About the SEL Lab

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The Social and Emotional Learning Lab was established by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia.

The research conducted by Dr. Schonert-Reichl and the members of the lab primarily focuses on social and emotional learning (SEL) and development, with a particular emphasis on discerning the processes and mechanisms that foster children’s positive human qualities, such as empathy, optimism, happiness, social responsibility, altruism, and resiliency.