A Typical On-Campus Visit
When one of the researchers is conducting a study that one of your children is the right age for, we will contact you by phone or email to invite your child to participate in the study. If you and your child are interested, we will schedule a time for you to come to the Center (at the Psychology building at FSU).
When you arrive at the Psychology Building, a researcher will greet you and provide you with a parking pass. They will then walk with you to the lab waiting area.
Once you arrive at the waiting area, the researcher and your child will talk or play together to get acquainted. The researcher will also explain all of the tasks in the study to you and your child and answer any questions you may have. You will also be asked to complete a consent form and may be asked to fill out other questionnaires about your child and family.
When you and your child are ready, we will complete the study activities in a nearby room. The activities will be designed to be age-appropriate and engaging activities. These activities may include: watching movies on a computer screen, completing puzzles with blocks and puppets, pointing to pictures, or answering questions that address math, reading, and language skills. A visit to the lab can take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the age of your child and the tasks that they do.
When the study is done, the researcher will explain more about the goals of the study, and will be available to answer questions from the parent and the child. Your child will also get to choose a prize as a thank you for their participation.