Are you the parent of a 2-year-old child? If so, you and your child may be able to participate in a research study to help better understand how children learn and think about the world. This study involves two video calls during which you and your child will play games and complete assessments. Compensation is provided.
Parents play an important role in a child’s development. The purpose of this study is to help researchers learn more about how parents affect the way that children learn and think about the world around them. Researchers hope their findings lead to a better understanding of child development and learning.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?
- Child age 2 and their parent
- Fluent in English
- Child is healthy and typically developing
- Parent has access to an internet-connected device to complete online questionnaires
- Willing to be videotaped during the video calls
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Participation involves two video calls and a follow up about one year later. Visits will take about 45 minutes to one hour. Participants will also be asked to complete a 1-1.5 hour online questionnaire and take part in two 30-45 minute phone interviews. During the home visits, you and your child will be asked to do activities together and your child will complete some assessments.
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MEET THE RESEARCHER
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.