Online Elephant Research Study


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  What do we research?

Our research explores the development of memory in children ages 9- to 15-years-old. We are interested in investigating how children self-reflect about their memories (called metacognition) and how this guides their decision-making through an online study.

 What happens during the study?

By agreeing to participate in this research, your child will complete a computer game assessing memory and cognition and the parent will fill out a questionnaire about their child online. The study will last up to 30 minutes. Families will receive a $10 electronic gift card to a major retailer of their choice (Target, Starbucks, Amazon, etc.) as compensation, and children will also receive a certificate.

  Who is eligible?

We are currently collecting data for typically developing children without developmental disorders ages 9 to 15-year-olds. All participants must also reside in the United States.

  What are the risks and benefits?

This study is meant for researchers to learn more about how memory develops throughout childhood. There are minimal risks associated with participating in this study. Participants may feel bored or frustrated with not knowing the answer to a question.

 How can I participate?

To participate in the online study, please email us at We will contact you with a few screening questions to ensure your child is eligible to participate and then provide you with the link to the study.

 How can I contact you?

The Cognitive Development Lab is located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Psychology Department and is directed by Dr. Diana Selmeczy. For more information please contact us.