We study how children reason about people, objects, words, and numbers. This study investigates how children represent spatial locations. The child will play a game in which we use clues to help the child find the location of a hidden coin underneath cups. The parent can stay with the child the whole time.
The study itself lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, but we schedule appointments for 45 minutes in total, to accommodate time for playing and filling out paperwork. The child gets to pick out a prize to take home (a stuffed animal, slinky, rubber duck etc.), and we will give the parent $5 as travel compensation. If other children come along, a researcher will play with them during the study and they get to pick out prizes too.
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, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm. For directions, see https://www.harvardlds.org/for-parents/labs-spaces-and-directions/shannon-directions/.
We run studies by appointment only. To schedule a time, please call, text, or email!