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Current Online Studies

Check out our current online studies below! Please click on a study to learn more or sign up.

Study Age Ranges: 

Studies for Infants (0 - 2 years)

Studies for Toddlers (2 - 5 years) 

Studies for Pre-Schoolers (4 - 6 years) 

Studies for Elementary Kids (6 - 12 years)

Studies for ages 0 - 2 years

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How do infants with an older sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn from their caretakers?

Age Range: 3 - 12 months

In a 15-minute study over Zoom, you and your baby will play together with toys you have in your home. Our study aims to research the emergence of joint attention and social contingency understanding in these interactions.  

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What do infants think about people who help others?

Age Range: 6 - 7 months & 12 - 13 months

In a 15-minute study over Zoom, your baby will watch videos of someone who needs help completing a task. One person will help them and another person will not. Does your baby prefer one person over the other? Do they expect that person to interact with the one who helped them or the one who didn't?

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Age Range: 10 - 11 months

In a 15-minute study over Zoom, your baby will watch a video of two characters. Sometimes these two characters are friends. Do babies expect that one character will be happy when the other character accomplishes their goal?

Studies for ages 2 - 5 years

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How do kids learn about numbers?

Age Range: 2.5 - 5 years

We are studying how children learn about numbers and guessing by playing fun guessing and counting games!  Play a fun guessing game with your child to help us study how children learn about numbers! 

 

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Learning From Stories about Others

Age Range: 5 - 12 years

A 30-minute online interview over Zoom where children (ages 5-12 years) will be read some stories and asked questions about the story characters.

Studies for ages 4 - 6 years

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Where is the Ball?

Age Range: 4 years

Help us learn about preschoolers’ intuitions! Your child will watch a short video in which colored balls are drawn from two different boxes. Then, we will ask your child which of the boxes they think has ball of a *new* color inside. There is no wrong answer!

 

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When kids hear music, or other sounds, do they think about what had to happen to cause those sounds?

Age Range: 4 - 6 years

In this study, your child will see some pictures and watch videos on the screen, and then answer some questions about what could have created the musical melodies!

 

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Matching Study!

Age Range: 4 - 7 years

In this study we are interested in how children judge the similarity between events. We will tell your child a few short stories, and we will ask them match the ones that are most like each other!

 

Studies for ages 6 - 9 years

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Learning From Stories about Others

Age Range: 5 - 12 years

A 30-minute online interview over Zoom where children (ages 5-12 years) will be read some stories and asked questions about the story characters.

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Matching Machines!

Age Range: 6 - 7 years

In this study, we are interested in how children judge the similarity between objects and events! There are many ways to match complex objects, based on how they look or how they work. We are particularly interested in children’s attention to how things work. Will they consider this when matching items? This will tell us more about how children learn about new objects, and what they pay attention to!

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Default effects in children?

Age Range: 6 - 8 years

In this study, your child will participate in two short studies in one session. In the first study, your child will watch two videos of puppets and be asked a few questions about the puppets' preferences. In the second study, your child will be asked to choose a default option to influence a puppet's choice.

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How do children investigate?

Age Range: 7 - 9 years

Let’s investigate! In this study, your child will learn about a mechanical toy that lights up for some objects and plays music for others. They will get to decide how to use the machine to find out about some unknown objects, and see what happens!