Online Lion Research Study

Lion Study

The Lion Study


  What do we research?

Our research explores the development of memory in children ages 6/7 and 9/10- 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 study, your child will complete computer games assessing memory and cognition during a virtual meeting via Zoom and the parent will fill out questionnaires about their children online. The study will last up to 60 minutes and families will be compensated with a $15 electronic gift card to a major retailer of their choice (Target, Starbucks, Amazon, etc.) and a certificate.


  Who is eligible?

We are currently collecting data for typically developing children without developmental disorders ages 6/7 and 9/10-years-old who speak and understand English. 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 or fill out the form located at the bottom of this page. 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.