Online studies

The coronavirus pandemic has inspired us to create interesting and accessible online studies you can take part in from the comfort of home, or wherever you are in the world!

This page is updated regularly so please check back - more will come! Scroll down to see the full listings - there are studies for infants, children and teenagers.


Why so Curious: How does curiosity affect our decisions across development?

We invite children between 5 and 7 years old, adolescents between 13 and 15 years old and adults to this entertaining online study! We have designed 5 short, fun brain games to explore how people in different ages make decisions based either on their curiosity or on obtaining a certain reward. Click here to find out more.

The TeachBRITE Evolution Study

We are developing a new tool (app) to communicate with families about their baby’s development and new skills. This app contains activities you can do with your baby. We are trying out a version that asks parents to tell us how their child likes each activity and whether they could do it. We will also ask you to complete some online questionnaires. This will help us understand how to improve the app and learn more about how babies develop. If you have a baby 4-18 months please take part!

What you need to take part: 

Tapping and Sharing Play Study

We are currently looking for children aged 6-8 to help us understand the development of prosocial behaviour! Research has shown that children who behave similarly to each other (for example, swinging on a swing set at the same time as a friend or moving rhythmically to music at the same time) feel closer to each other and act more pro-socially. In this study, we would like to see if children who are asked to tap along to a video of a bouncing ball will also show more prosocial behaviour. The game takes less than 15 minutes to play on your home laptop. Please click here for further info. To begin the study, click here 6-8 year olds.

BabySound: What Do Infants Prefer Listening To?


Babies between 4 and 11 months of age are invited to try this short, 20-minute study. We will play 20 child-friendly sounds and ask you to report how your baby’s behaviour changed in response to each sound. We will also ask you some questions about your baby’s preferences and behaviour in daily life. We will end with a short and fun sound quiz! Click here to learn more and take part