Child Development Research Opportunity

The Social Kids Lab & Infant Learning Lab is looking for families with children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years to participate in (online) studies about how infants and children learn language and come to understand the social world. They would love to have your help in this process, and it is a great opportunity to learn more about how your child thinks and learns!

Study participation involves a one-time Zoom call for your child with either the Infant Learning Lab or the Social Kids Lab. Online study sessions take approximately 30 minutes per child.

Infants who participate will sit on your lap during the study and will listen to sounds and view images on a computer monitor. Older children will view images and be asked simple questions.

Sessions can be conveniently scheduled online, and evening and weekend appointments are available. Families will receive a thank you gift via email for participating.

If you are interested in learning more about their research and possibly participating, please fill out this simple online form, and they’ll be in touch soon!

Additionally, please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you know who may be interested! This research has been approved by the University of Wisconsin IRB and is part of the research program of the Waisman Center under the direction of Dr. Jenny Saffran and Dr. Kristin Shutts.


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