Current Studies

Thank you so much for your family’s assistance with our studies on children’s development.


Online Studies

Please follow the link below to direct you to the current on-line study appropriate for your child’s age.


Motivational Learning Study

For 10 – 13 Year Olds:

This study is about how children use reward information to make decisions.

There are two study sessions that each take 30 minutes to complete. Each session can be done separately at your convenience. Your child will receive a $10 check for each session they complete.

Click this link to learn more about the study:


In-Lab Studies

To learn more about these studies and for information about participation, please contact our lab at: or 608-890-2525.


Attention and Emotion Category Learning Study

Children Ages 4-5

This study is looking at how children categorize combinations of facial and situational cues.

Participation is approximately 30 minutes. Children choose a prize.


Social Inclusion and Decision-Making Study

Children Ages 8-9

This study is looking at how children use cues from social interactions in their environment.

Participation is approximately 1.5 hours. Children choose a prize; parents receive a check for $25.