We study how children reason about people, objects, words and numbers. This study is looking at how children understand their own knowledge or ignorance. We will play a hiding game where we hide an object in a box. We will then ask the child some questions about if they know or if they do not know what is inside the box.
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. 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, 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!