Developmental Research Studies

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: ACTIVE RESEARCH STUDIES

Online Studies for Children

We have several studies that are looking for children of all ages. Scroll below to see the studies that we’re running, learn a little more about our research, and sign up to participate if you’re interested.

AGE GROUP: 3½ to 4½ years old  

TIME: Approximately 20 minutes doing questionnaires and between 20 to 40 minutes on video chat (Zoom).

DESCRIPTION: We are studying how everyday parent-child interactions can influence children’s social understanding. If you agree to participate, you will first fill out online questionnaires about your child's language, cognitive development and temperament. Most parents and children will then have a brief interaction at the computer that lasts for about 15 minutes. After that, your child will spend about 20 minutes doing a few activities with the experimenter for approximately 20 minutes. Some of these activities involve your child listening to stories and predicting what a story character will do next. Others are games that require problem solving and flexible thinking skills. 

If you are interested in participating, please click the link below and fill out the information there. Once you do that, we will contact you with the questionnaires and make an appointment for our video call. Thanks!!

PARTICIPATE: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lc3wDZ7JQR0WqN or email earlyexperiencelab.queens@gmail.com for more information.

 

AGE GROUP: 4 to 4½ years old  

TIME: Approximately 15 minutes doing questionnaires and about 30 minutes on video chat (Zoom).

DESCRIPTION: From the time they are born, children use information about the world to form beliefs. In this study, we want to see how 4-year-old children use new information to modify, re-evaluate, or change a previously held belief. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to fill out some questionnaires about your child’s cognitive and social development. Your child will then be asked to participate in a short video study with an experimenter. During this study, the child will play a fun online fishing game.  

If you are interested in participating, please click the link below and fill out the information there. Once you do that, we will contact you with the questionnaires and make an appointment for our video call. Thanks!

PARTICIPATE: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25khPbUFEb3nJnn or email earlyexperiencelab.queens@gmail.com for more information.

AGE GROUP: 3 to 6½ years old  

TIME: Approximately 15 minutes doing a questionnaire and about 30 minutes on either Zoom or Gorilla.

DESCRIPTION: As more of the world moved online over the past year, we became interested in how children interact online. If you agree to participate, there are two parts to this study. The first part is a questionnaire filled out by a parent or guardian. The questionnaire asks about demographic information, your child’s temperament, screen time, and your thoughts about wealth. During the second part, you and your child will meet with an experimenter over Zoom. From there, some children will continue the session on Zoom and other children will switch to our online scientific testing software Gorilla. Throughout these sessions, your child will make decisions in several game-like activities. 

PARTICIPATE: Email sclab@queensu.ca for more information and to set up a session appointment! 

Circle Time

Circle Time Poster

Join us for fun online sessions for kids of all ages. We play games, sing songs, tell stories, and do crafts – all over Zoom! Sessions are free and open to all to attend. Register for one session, five sessions, whatever works for you and your family.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/circle-time-registration-150209620017

Or email: circle.time@queensu.ca

Once you register, we’ll send you an email with a Zoom link and any instructions for that week’s Circle Time activities. We hope to see you there!