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I would like to participate in your studies! How do I sign up?

If you’d like your child to participate in our studies, please follow this link! Participation sign up

If your preschool/elementary school would like to collaborate please contact our lab manager, for more information: . We conduct both observational and experimental studies at schools. Only children whose parents or guardians have signed a consent form and who feel comfortable participating at the time of the study will be included.

What kinds of studies do you conduct?

We usually test children from 3-7 years old. The study that your child would participate in would depend on their age. However, all of our studies are either observational studies that focus on naturalistic interaction between children and their peers, or experimental tests that resemble fun games for children to play. Parents are always welcome to observe their children in the lab, are welcome to take a copy of any video footage of the experiment their children participated in.

How long will I need to be there?

The length of studies will vary. We will always let you know ahead of time approximately how much time testing should take.

What are your COVID-19 precautions?

We are only running studies that involve only one participant at a time. Study appointments will be scheduled at least an hour apart to avoid participant-to-participant contact. Researchers are mandated to wear masks at all times, and the lab and any equipment used will be thoroughly sanitized and cleaned before and after every participant.

We will have studies available over Zoom in the near future. Please contact our lab manager, if you would like to participate in our future Zoom studies.

Can I bring my other children?

Because CCL often has many studies going on at once, we may have a study for each of your children to participate in. Please let us know if you are interested in more than one child participating in a study. If there is no study for your other children to participate in, we will provide toys to keep your other children entertained while they wait.

Is there anything else I need to know?

We will always provide you with more details about the study prior to your visit.