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Pitt+Me Everyday Learning Research Study – 2-Year-Olds and Parents


STUDY BASICS

Are you the biological parent of a 2-year-old child? If so, you and your child may be eligible to participate in a research study to help better understand how young children learn and think about the world around them. Requires two study visits in your home that involve playing games and completing questionnaires. Compensation provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

The toddler years are an important time for child development. The purpose of this study is to find out more about how young children learn and think about the world around them. Researchers hope their findings will lead to better ways to help children learn in the future.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?
  • Age 2
  • Born full-term (37+ weeks)
  • Child has no diagnosed health complications or disabilities 
  • Biological parent must also participate
  • Parents identify as Caucasian/White (not Hispanic or Latino)
  • Parents were over 18 years of age at the child’s birth

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Participation involves two visits at the participant’s home. Each visit will last about two hours. During the visits, parents will complete questionnaires about their child’s development and take part in different activities with and without the child while being video recorded.


IRB:
  PRO16110396A - The Role of Parenting Practices on Toddlers’ Emergent Math Skills


Age Range
AGE:   2

Duration DURATION:  About 2 hours per visit
VISITS:  2 visits

Location LOCATION: 
Participant’s home
Compensation COMPENSATION: 
Yes
Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Melissa Libertus

Melissa Libertus, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology and research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Osnabrück, Dr. Libertus is an internationally respected and awarded researcher. At the Kids’ Thinking Lab, which she oversees, Dr. Libertus explores questions of how young children learn and think about the world around them.




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