We study how children reason about people, objects, words, and numbers. This study involves several matching games. Your child will be asked to match different shapes, and how they respond will help us understand how kids think about the concepts of same and different. As you can imagine, the concepts of same and different are crucial for thinking about the world, and we’re interested in tracing how kids think about them as they get older.
The study itself lasts about 10 minutes, and the appointment should take about 45 minutes in total, with added time for playing and filling out paperwork. As a thank you for your participation, your child 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.
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!