We study how children reason about people, objects, words, and numbers. We’re studying how children pay attention to rules in a game. Your child will play a simple matching game, and the task will be adjusted in various ways to see how they interpret the rules. For example, we may tell them a story as part of the task to see if this helps direct their attention. The study itself lasts about 10 minutes, and the appointment should take about 30 minutes in total, with added time for playing and filling out paperwork. As a thank you for your participation, they will get to pick out a prize to take home (a stuffed animal, slinky, rubber duck etc.) and we will give you $5 as travel compensation. The parent can stay with the child the whole time.
We are located on Harvard’s campus and provide parking. Also, we can be reached easily from subway and bus routes. We usually run this study Monday through Friday, 9:15am-5:00pm. For directions, see https://www.harvardlds.org/for-parents/labs-spaces-and-directions/william-james-hall-directions/.
We run studies by appointment only. To schedule a time, please call, text, or email!