Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention

Emma Galarneau

Emma Galarneau

Ph.D. Student

Emotional Development and Resilience


I received an MA in developmental psychology from the University of Toronto in 2019 and a BA in psychology from McGill University in 2017. My current PhD research focuses on how familial and social adversity affect youth’s use and development of emotional skills such as emotion regulation, as well as the impact of these emotional skills on adjustment and functioning. Additionally, I am interested in health disparities; particularly how LGBTQ+ individuals’ social and emotional experiences during childhood and adolescence may impact concurrent and later mental health.



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Scholarships and Awards


SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship—Doctoral

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship—Master's

University of Toronto Fellowship, Faculty of Arts and Science




Selected Publications


Galarneau, E., Colasante, T., & Malti, T. (2022). Feeling bad about feeling mad: Anger predicts higher non-aggressive disruptive behavior but not aggression in children with higher ethical guilt. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 79, 1–17.


Galarneau, E., Colasante, T., Speidel, R., & Malti, T. (2021). Correlates of children's sympathy: Recognition and regulation of sadness and anger. Social Development, 00, 1–17.


Malti, T., Galarneau, E., & Peplak, J. (2021). Decade in review: Adolescent moral development. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(4), 1097–1113.


Speidel, R., Galarneau, E., Elsayed, D., Mahhouk, S., Filippelli, J., Colasante, T., & Malti, T. (2021). Refugee children’s social–emotional capacities: Links to mental health upon resettlement and buffering effects on pre-migratory adversity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), 12180.


Conference Presentations


Nitschke, J. P., Galarneau, E., Pruessner, J. C., & Bartz, J. A. (2017). Do you need a hand? The detrimental effects of rumination on helping behaviours after psychosocial stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 12–13.







University of Toronto Mississauga