How do kids (1 to 2 years old) understand the parent-child relationship?

University of Toronto , Department of Psychology

Our study looks at how infants (between 12-24 months) understand kinship. More specifically, we examine whether emotional cues, such as jealousy and altruism, are used by infants to infer kinship between parents and children, and vice versa. During the study, your child will watch short video clips and their eye gaze will be recorded. 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

1 to 2 years old

12 to 24 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



From the Researcher

Activity and Time



Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

30 minutes total, 1 session


$5 Amazon or Indigo gift card

In addition to the gift card, you will receive a 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

$5 Amazon or Indigo gift card