Studying How Children Talk About

 What They Remember


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Remembering Science
(Ages 4  and 10 years old)

About This Study

This study is about how children talk about events they've experienced. The study involves a short visit to campus and a brief follow-up interview on the phone two weeks later. This study has been approved by MSU's Institutional Review Board (FY17-18-1002).

Who is eligible? Only children 4 years old and 10 years old are eligible to participate. If your child isn't eligible for this study, please click here to leave your contact information and we'll let you know about new studies your child is eligible for.

Compensation: Participating families will be paid $30 (cash) for their time.

During your visit (about 45 minutes): During your visit to our lab at the MSU campus, your child will do different science activities with our assistant (an undergraduate student). The activities are safe and educational. When the demonstrations are finished, some children may be asked some questions about what he/she did with the assistant. Other children may be asked to do a coloring activity with their parents after the demonstrations to see what they tell about the science activities. Two weeks later, we’ll call to speak to you and your child on the phone to ask a few brief questions about your visit.

Appointments and Parking: We have flexible evening and weekend hours, and we have easy and free parking for parents!

Sign Up For This Study

Use the calendar below to self-schedule your appointment. Once you enroll you'll receive a confirmation with directions and email reminder prior to your appointment.

Please note that because this is a memory study we can only enroll one child per household, but we can add siblings to our list for future studies.

You can use this calendar to cancel your appointment, if need be. Please try to give us 24 hours notice so that we can staff the lab accordingly. If you have any questions call the lab manager, Whitney Dartnell, at 973-655-5448, or email her at

Note: If you do not see a day or time that is convenient for you, or the time slot you want has been taken, please call or email us and we'll get back to you to arrange a time that better works for your schedule