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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 - 9 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?

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Who do infants prefer to imitate and learn from over Zoom?

Age Range: 14 - 24 months

In a 20-minute study over Zoom, your baby will interact with a researcher in a series of fun, social tasks, such as listening to music and clapping together and learning about a new toy. We are interested in how babies interact with others online, and if they prefer to play with and learn new activities from helpful adults.

Studies for ages 2 - 5 years

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How do kids predict an outcome?

Age Range: 2 - 3 years

In this study, we are going to show your child a short video of two machines that change cubes into different shapes. Will they prefer the predictable or the unpredictable machine? Our goal is to find out whether children of different ages will have different preferences here.

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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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Where is the Ball?

Age Range: 3 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!

 

Studies for ages 4 - 6 years

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Cognitive flexibility in 5 year old children! 

Age Range: 5 years

We study belief revision through fun science games. Let’s discover what can help your child flexibly change their beliefs. Here, your child will play two short games where they will watch a series of short video clips to figure out what makes my toy light up! 

 

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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!

 

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Help us study how children learn about equality and counting!

Age Range: 5 - 7 years

Play a some fun games with a researcher about equality and counting!

Studies for ages 6 - 9 years

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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!