Current Research Topics
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We are running studies ONLINE!
Helpful Intentions Study (Ages 4-5 or 8-9 only!)
What do children think when people do nice things for others? We invite children ages 4-5 and 8-9 and their parents to participate in our online study. The study should take about 30 minutes. Children will watch a series of cartoons about characters who act prosocially (help others and share things). Then they will be asked to evaluate and predict the future behavior of both the helpful characters and the people they helped. After children finish their part of the study, one guardian will participate in a 15-minute conservation about their feelings and attitudes towards prosocial behaviors. If you have participated in our previous Helpful Intentions Study, you are unfortunately not eligible for this study. Use this link to sign up: https://calendly.com/hi0esdl/30min
Children & Nature Study
Visiting the Lab
If you are interested in participating in our research you can register your family on the Child Development Labs website here.
When a study comes up that your child is the right age for, we give you a call or send you an email, describing that particular study in detail. If you have the interest and time to participate at that point, we schedule an appointment.
A typical appointment includes:
- Playtime in the waiting room
- Signing consent forms
- 20 – 25 minute study in the form of a game
- Wrap up and description of what happened in the study