Frequently Asked Questions
What do you study?
Our labs conduct studies from birth to 17. These studies aim to understand more about children’s social, emotional, language, and cognitive development. We are interested in how children play with toys, interact with others, learn from examples, and much more.
What will my child and I do?
It depends on the study, but we will always describe the purpose and what it entails in advance. Usually participation involves one or two visits to a lab at GSU in downtown Atlanta or at another campus along the perimeter.
Some examples of things you might do include reading a story with your child, watching how your child solves a puzzle or plays a computer game, and seeing who your child goes to for help when solving a problem.
What happens if I join the GSU Child Research Group?
We will notify you if your child potentially qualifies for a study and there is no obligation to participate.