Sign up to learn more about the Child Studies Group’s play-based studies!

Principal Investigator: Amy Booth, Ph.D.


The Child Studies Group at Vanderbilt needs your help! Our research group explores how children between the ages of 2 months and 16 years think and grow in fun and engaging studies. We have a variety of studies in which children can play learning games and parents can learn about child development too!

To receive more information about studies that your child might qualify for, please sign up for our contact list by filling out this survey: or contact us directly at or (615) 538-8344.

Families who participate in our studies go home with a toy or book – and sometimes cash.


Children who are between 2 months and 16 years of age and parent/guardian.


You and your child will visit our labs at Vanderbilt. Each study is unique, but they are all designed to be fun and engaging. Parents may be asked to fill out questionnaires to help researchers better understand the parent and child.

Participant Criteria

Children who are between 2 months and 16 years of age and their parent or guardian.


At the end of the visit, your child will take home a small prize of his or her choice. Parking is provided. Some studies may also compensate with cash!

Visit Requirements



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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Enter your name and contact information and this study's coordinators will contact you if there are openings available.