Within one week of your participation, we’ll email you a $5 Amazon gift card as a thank-you. You can earn an additional $5 Amazon gift card if you fill out an optional, external survey linked at the end of the study. To be eligible for the gift card your child must be in the age range for this study, you need to submit a valid consent statement, we need to see that there is a child with you, and you child cannot have participated before in the study. We will send a gift card even if you do not finish the whole study or we are not able to use your child's data.
|What we're studying
Most of what infants learn they learn from others. Here, we study if infants treat all information input equally. Do they prefer to learn from an unfamiliar adult who acts irrationally, or an unfamiliar adult who performs conventional and efficient actions? Your child will see a person who either reaches for a toy using an efficient movement or using an unnecessary and inefficient action. We will compare how they learn from an efficient person relative to an inefficient person. This research will help us to understand the development of a fundamental human skill: acquiring information that we consider culturally relevant.