How do kids (4 to 7 years old) understand the parent-child relationship?

University of Toronto , Department of Psychology

Our study looks at how preschoolers look at kinship. More specifically, we examine whether emotional cues, such as jealousy and altruism, are used by preschoolers to infer kinship between parents and children, and vice versa. During the study, your child will watch video clips and listen to 2 stories. After, they will be asked questions about the people or emotions in the scenarios. The study takes 20 to 30 minutes.

Your Impact

By participating in our study, you will be contributing to the latest research in developmental psychology. As a community, we want to to better understand how children learn from the social world around them so we can ultimately build stronger relationships and resources for our kids!

Eligibility Criteria

Male, Female

4 to 7 years old

36 to 60 months

Study Tasks

Watch video clips
Listen to a story
Answer related questions


This study has been approved by the Social Sciences, Humanities and Education REB


Activity and Time



Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

20 minute(s) - 30 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)


$5 Amazon or Indigo E-Giftcard and U of T e-certificate for your child!

Study Address

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

Posting date: Mar 24, 2020

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