We study how children reason about people, objects, words, and numbers. This study examines how young children learn sequencing and grammar. The child will play a game on a touch screen computer. The child will see some images on the screen and will then have to touch them in a particular order. The parent can stay with the child the whole time.
The study itself lasts about 30-45 minutes, but we schedule appointments for an hour 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 through Friday, 10:00am-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!