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Touchscreen Study

We are currently seeking parents and children 24 to 36 months of age to visit our lab to participate in a study about children’s learning from touchscreen tablets. During your visit, your child will play a hide-and-seek game in which he or she is asked to watch as a toy is hidden and then retrieve it. Some children will watch through a window, while others will watch on a tablet computer. The session will be recorded to allow us to later determine how many times each child was successful at finding the toy. During your visit, we will also ask that you complete a brief questionnaire about your child’s background and touchscreen use. Sessions lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes in all. You will receive a $20 Target gift card and your child will receive a book as a token of thanks for your participation. If interested, complete the form to the left or email Dr. Tiffany Pempek.

 

 

Baby Book Study

We are currently seeking parents and children ages 18-30 months of age to participate in a study exploring how parents read with their toddlers and what ideas parents have about reading with young children. The parent participating with the child will be asked to complete an online consent and survey. Once the survey is complete, families will be invited to sign up for a visit to our lab. Approximately two weeks before their lab appointment, families will receive a book by mail to read with their child each day for two weeks. Families will also receive a reading log to track whether or not they read the book each day. The lab visit will be approximately 30-45 minutes. During the visit, the parent will be asked to read two books to their child and play with their child for approximately 10 minutes. For participating, all families will receive a children’s board book and a $25 Target gift card during their lab session.

 

 

Additional Opportunities

Sib-Sitters AvailableIf you plan to bring other children to your session, we would be happy to arrange for one of our students to babysit in the lab while you participate.
Please let us know in advance!
Even if your child is not the right age for our current studies, we would love to include you on our list of families so that we can contact you should an opportunity arise! Most of our studies include children under 36 months of age and take place at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. If you live in the Roanoke area and are willing to visit us at Hollins, we would love to add you to our list. To join our list, complete the form on this page. For more information, email Dr. Tiffany Pempek.

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HOLLINS UNIVERSITY   |   DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY   |   PO BOX 9687 ROANOKE, VA 24020    |    GPS: 7916 WILLIAMSON ROAD   |   PHONE: (540) 362-6599