Guess who?

Guess who?

Morality and Development Lab (Emory University)

Who Can Participate

For 7- to 10-year-olds located in the United States.

What Happens

This study will take place on a video call, live with a researcher! Clicking on the “Participate Now!” button will send you to an online calendar where you can select a date and time that works for you.

Children will be told short stories about hypothetical children and will be asked whether they think these characters are boys or girls. Participants will be asked to evaluate the intentions and traits of the characters described and answer open-ended questions about different social actions.

What We're Studying

Children consider many characteristics to make sense of their social world, one being gender. Past research has shown that children will use gender to make decisions about who is smarter, nicer, and who they prefer to spend time with. In this study, we will explore how children may associate gender with moral actions and when these associations develop. Understanding children’s notions of gender can help us address stereotypes, which impact relationships, perceptions of others, and their own self-concept.


10 minutes.


$5 gift card. You will be sent an gift card by email within 48 hours of participating in the study. To receive compensation, you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria: (1) You are located in the United States, (2) Your child falls within the age range indicated for this study, (3) Your child has not participated in this study before, (4) You provide valid written consent.

This study is conducted by Arber Tasimi:

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