Temple Infant & Child Laboratory | For Parents
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For Parents

Is your family interested in participating in research?


Families like yours visit the infant lab every day—families interested in how children acquire language, develop spatial competence, and develop memory skills.


The lab is directed by Dr. Nora Newcombe and Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek. Dr. Newcombe is a leader in the study of spatial and memory development, and Dr. Hirsh-Pasek is reknowned for the study of early language learning, reading, and the role of playful learning. Our lab depends on the participation of families. We appreciate your willingness to work with us as we learn more about the wonderful skills that make us human and better understand how to help all children reach their potential.


If you would like to participate in our studies or interested in learning more, please sign up here or call us at 267-468-8610!

Participate from Home!

We are examining how children’s memory capacities develop. Children link related experiences to make novel inferences and store general knowledge. They also form memories for specific instances and events. Both kinds of memory play crucial roles in the development of an adaptive memory system. We aim to chart their development profiles from early to middle childhood. Children will first view child-friendly images of characters with different backgrounds and objects. We will then ask about their memories for the general ideas and the specifics of the images.



Eligibility criteria include: ages from 3 to 8 years, normal or corrected-to-normal corrected vision, native English speakers.


Experiment information: 1 one-hour session administered via Zoom. An optional greet-and-meet between the parent and the experimenter can be scheduled prior to the experiment session.


If you and your child are interested in participating in this research, please contact our research team member Rebecca Adler (rebecca.adler@temple.edu).