How do children develop morally and socially?

University of Toronto, Department of Psychology

In this study, we're interested in how children make moral judgements (e.g., Do you have to share with a stranger, or is it ok not to?), as well as how they think kids change as they get older (e.g., Will you still have the same favourite TV show when you are a grown-up?). Children will look at pictures or stories with a research assistant, and answer some questions about what they think.

Your Impact

Participating in this study provides insight into how children reason about the moral and social world. Such an insight can develop teaching and parenting methods that promote the betterment of children's social interactions as well as their moral development.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

3 to 9 years old

typically developing

proficient in english

Study Tasks

Zoom call
Answer questions
Look at pictures
Listen to a story


This study has been approved by University of Toronto's Research Ethics Board.



Activity and Time


Interview, Online

Weekdays, Weekends

30 minute(s) - 45 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)

Siblings are welcome to participate within the same session.


Parents may choose to enter a draw to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Children will receive a certificate of participation for their hard work!

Study Address

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

Posting date: May 8, 2020

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