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The Social Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo is seeking typically developing children 7- to 12-years of age along with a parent or guardian to participate in a study that is investigating how children’s personalities influence other areas of their life. We hope that this research will help us to identify how temperament (i.e., shyness vs. sociability) when combined with newly developing skills like planning and organizing influence children’s ability to regulate their behavior and emotion. This project is expected to be an enjoyable experience for you and your child. The study will require a single visit to our lab and will last approximately 2 hours at the University of Waterloo.
Participants must be between the ages 7-12 years of age and have a parent willing to participate
What will you be asked to do?
Parents or guardians will complete a series of questionnaires assessing their child’s typical behaviors and emotions in different situations. Simultaneously, children will complete a series of computerized tasks that will assess executive functions and a series of questionnaires and interview style measures with a research assistant. General demographic information will also be gathered during the study.
In appreciation for their time, your child will receive a $15.00 gift card.
All of the information we collect is considered strictly confidential and individual results will not be shared with anyone, nor will names be written on any data.
This study has been reviewed by and received ethics clearance through a
University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.