Emotions can be hard to figure out. Sometimes you might feel happy and other times sad or angry. Maybe you feel shy or nervous. Those are emotions too and they are totally normal. Sometimes being nervous or shy can cause you to feel like your heart is beating really fast, or your hands might get sweaty. Maybe it makes you feel sick to your stomach or grumpy. What triggers these feelings? For some people it can be taking a test or meeting new people, going new places, or reading out loud in class.
The HealthEmotions Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is conducting a research study examining brain function and other biological changes in girls age 9 - 11 who feel shy and nervous. Participants can earn a $10 gift card for completing a survey. Participants who complete the study can receive up to $950. Girls who have braces are not eligible to participate.