Research Activities

At the moment, we are recruiting for the following studies:

1) Preschool- and school-age children needed!

Do you have a typically-developing child aged between 3 and 8 years (inclusive), fluent in English, French, or both?

Are you looking for a fun new activity to do with your child?

Are you interested in learning more about how children think and learn?

The Childhood Thinking Laboratory at the University of Ottawa (Director: Patricia Brosseau-Liard, Ph.D.) invites parents to participate in a research study on the development of children's behavior, investigating the links between children's cognitive skills and their learning of new information from other people. This study requires one 20-40 minute online Zoom meeting  and is presented as a game for young children. During this study, children are presented with a series of short games with an experimenter involving cartoon characters, short video clips, and a variety of toys and pictures. These tasks evaluate for example how the child decides between different sources of information. Most of the questions are simple yes-no questions or are questions that ask children to pick an object among a series, and we write down each child’s answers during the study. Children receive a small present for their participation.

If you are interested in learning more or virtually participating in this study with your child, please contact us by phone, email, or using the contact form under the Participate tab.

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