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We are researchers at the Claremont Colleges and Harvard Medical School, who are interested in understanding children’s development. We are going to the source, YOU. Help us understand how personality, biology, and parenting shape children’s psychological and physical well-being.


Eligibility

To be a scientist mommy, you need to:

Have a child between the ages of 2.5 and 5 years old and have internet access.

We will ask you to help us collect data by participating in four activities:

  • Activity 1: Surveys - We will ask about basic demographics, your parenting style and your child's personality. The surveys take about 30 minutes.

  • Activity 2: Cognitive games - We will use computerized games to test your memory and planning.

  • Activity 3: Hair sample - We will ask you to send us a small sample of you and your child's hair to measure stress levels.

  • Activity 4: Video clip - We want to "virtually" meet you and your child! We will ask you to record a short video clip of you and your child playing together so that we can capture the way you interact with one another.

After completing each activity, we will follow up with you via email.


Compensation (Reward)

Not only will you help us understand how personality, biology, and parenting shape children’s psychological and physical well-being, but you will also receive a $50 Amazon gift card for participating in this study. You will also have the option of donating this giftcard to your child's preschool.

To participate in this study:

Enroll Here!

All data will be secured, and will be kept confidential. Your name and your child’s name will never be used, and it will not be linked to the data in any public manner. Only certified researchers will have access to your data, which will be kept completely anonymous.