Thank you for visiting our site. If you are curious about the research that we are conducting, please click here for a link to our current research projects.
If you and your child are interested in participating in one of our studies, please fill out this form. We will contact you with more information. Families typically receive $10-$20 as compensation for a 1-2 hour visit to UCR campus.
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We have posted a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions we get from parents, but please feel free to contact us directly if you have questions.
I am concerned that my child is not developing normally. Can you help me?
We do not evaluate or diagnose children in the Childhood Cognition Lab. We conduct basic research studies on cognitive development. If you are concerned about your child, we encourage you to contact your doctor directly. The following links may also be helpful:
I am considering allowing my child to participate in a study. What is generally involved?
Our lab is located in the Psychology Building, Room 2132 on the University of California, Riverside campus.
Once you get to campus, park in Lot 6. When you pull into Lot 6, take an immediate left and proceed to the parking spots closest to the psychology building (near the handicap spots). There will be a spot specifically reserved that says “Psychology Clients.” You will need a parking permit – please call us ahead of time to set this up (951-827-7001).
We are located on the 2nd floor of the Psychology Building!
When you arrive, one of our wonderful research assistants will greet you and bring you up to the Childhood Cognition Lab.
Once in the lab, one of our researchers will explain the in more detail the study you are here to participate for.
Our goal at the Childhood Cognition Lab is to contribute to scientific knowledge about child development, specifically the development of fantastical and religious thinking as well as the effects of media upon young children. While your child’s specific information is kept completely confidential, your child’s responses to the interview questions eventually will be presented to the scientific community through posters, lectures, and scientific articles.
Our interviews with children are generally structured to be short and children tend to enjoy the games and the one-on-one attention with our interviewers. Depending on the study, the interview can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes.
At the end of the study we will make sure to answer any questions you may have.
We will also make sure your child goes home with a gift!
If you and your child have already participated in a study, thank you! When the studies are complete, we post summaries here.