What do children (ages 6 to 8) think about people’s intentions?

University of Toronto , Department of Psychology

In our 20-minute study, your child will listen to some stories and tell us what they think about the characters. We are interested in learning about how the acceptability of a character’s actions changes based on their previous behaviour and social context

Your Impact

By participating in this study, you help us better understand how children understand and navigate the complex social world. Information from research like ours informs everyone who interacts with children, including parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, community groups, and policymakers.

Eligibility Criteria

Female, Male

6 to 8 years old

Study Tasks

Listen to stories
Talk about story characters


This study has been approved by U of T's REB (Protocol #: 39371) on 07.07.2020


Zoom call
moral actions

Activity and Time



Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

30 minutes total, 1 session


$5 Amazon or Indigo gift card

In addition to a gift card, you and your child will receive a children's Bachelor of Science e-certificate

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Jul 31, 2020

$5 Amazon or Indigo gift card