Online studies

The coronavirus pandemic has inspired us to create interesting and accessible online studies you can take part in from the comfort of home, or wherever you are in the world!

This page is updated regularly so please check back - more will come! Scroll down to see the full listings - there are studies for infants, children and teenagers.

 

Tapping and Sharing Play Study

We are looking for children aged 6-11 to help us understand the development of prosocial behaviour! Research has shown that children who behave similarly to each other (for example, swinging on a swing set at the same time as a friend or moving rhythmically to music at the same time) feel closer to each other and act more pro-socially. In this study, we would like to see if children who are asked to tap along to a video of a bouncing ball will also show more prosocial behaviour. The game takes less than 15 minutes to play on your home laptop. Please click here for further info. To begin the study, 6-8 year olds can play here. 9-11 year olds can play here. 

Why so Curious: How does curiosity affect our decisions across development?

We invite children between 4 and 9 years old, adolescents between 13 and 16 years old and adults to try this 30-minute online study! We have designed 4 short, fun brain games to explore how people in different ages make decisions based either on their curiosity or on obtaining a certain reward. Click here to find out more.

BabySound: What Do Infants Prefer Listening To?

Babies between 4 and 11 months of age are invited to try this short, 20-minute study. We will play 20 child-friendly sounds and ask you to report how your baby’s behaviour changed in response to each sound. We will also ask you some questions about your baby’s preferences and behaviour in daily life. We will end with a short and fun sound quiz! Click here to learn more and take part

The Looney Toons Study: Why are kid’s cartoons so weird and how do they impact attention and learning?  

If you have a child between 12 months and 6 years old (we are super keen to hear from 5 year olds!) who would enjoy a fun working memory animated task, please try our study! The task should take about 10 minutes in total and can be completed on a touchscreen device. Click here to find out more and sign up www.psyc.bbk.ac.uk/toonsstudy