May 17, 2012

Two-year-olds invited to participate in a study on learning words

Two-year-olds invited to participate in a study on learning words.

Participants needed for the study are toddlers, 22 to 36 months old, with a parent or caretaker. The principal investigator is Georgene Troseth, Ph.D., associate professor of Psychology.

Description
Researchers are examining how very young children first understand and use simple symbols such as video images and pictures, compared to interactions with adults to solve problems.

The research activities include a game where children imitate an adult playing with toys or learn new words and use them in their play. Sessions are about one hour long. We also ask you to share information about your child's development, vocabulary and media use by filling out a couple of questionnaires.

Compensation
Your child will choose a book or small toy.

Contact
Call the Early Development Lab at 283-0442 or email trosethlab@gmail.com.