The Early Development Research Group (EDRG) is comprised of seven research centres in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. We study the development of language, cognition, and social understanding in infants and children.
Have you ever wondered how your baby learned something as complex as language or social cues? Here at the EDRG, we want to understand the amazing ways infants and children learn to understand the world around them and how these skills develop in early childhood. The we explore topics such as cognitive, social, moral, language, and numeracy development, among many other aspects of childhood. We need baby and child scientists to help us answer these important research questions!
We're looking for:
- All healthy, typically-developing children aged 0-12 are eligible for our studies (with a parent/guardian). Some online studies require access to a computer. The majority of our studies require the child and/or parent to understand and complete tasks in English.
Upon signing up, your family will be added to our confidential database. Each time your child(ren) becomes eligible for a study, we will reach out to you with detailed information and you can choose to participate if interested. Our studies are typically 1-time commitments. Our fun online and in-person studies typically involve puppet shows, interesting videos, and/or questionnaires, and range from 15 minutes to 1 hour. If you were to participate in an online studies, we would send you instructions and a link to participate. For in-person studies, we would find a time that works for you to visit one of our Centres here at UBC and provide directions and instructions. We aim for our studies to be convenient and fun for both your little one and you; we have free reserved parking spaces for your convenience, or would provide transit passes if you choose to come by bus. After participating in the study, your little one will receive a fun gift (such as a t-shirt, book or toy) and an honourary UBC Degree as a token of our appreciation!
To sign-up and learn more, fill out this form and we will be in touch: https://edrg.psych.ubc.ca/participate/sign-up-online/
You can learn more about the EDRG by visiting our website (https://edrg.psych.ubc.ca) or finding us on Facebook or Instagram (@ubcedrg).