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STUDY BASICS

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.


STUDY PURPOSE

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 YOU?
  • Parent of a 2-year-old child
  • 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, spaced about one year apart. Sessions will take about 1.5-2 hours. Participants will also be asked to complete a 1-1.5 hour online questionnaire and take part in a 45-60 minute phone interview. During the video calls, you and your child will be asked to do activities together and parents will complete some assessments.


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RESEARCH AREAS:
  Child Health, Featured Research


Age Range
AGE:   18 and up

Duration DURATION:  1 year
VISITS:  2 visits

Location LOCATION: 
In 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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