Do Guilty Toddlers (30 - 36 mths olds) Help Others?

University of Toronto , Department of Psychology

Your child will watch a fun interactive games and watch short, child-friendly videos. We are studying prosocial behaviour, specifically helping behaviour in toddlers. This study would take place over video chat, so our researchers would give you a call via Zoom at a time that is convenient for you. The call would take about 25-30 minutes to complete.

Your Impact

By participating in this study, you help us understand helping behaviour in young children. This type of research impacts education, community and healthcare as our findings will shape areas of our everyday lives, from widely-held beliefs to policies that affect families.

Eligibility Criteria

Male, Female

2 to 3 years old


30 to 36 months

Study Tasks

Play familiar game
Zoom Video Chat
Watch short videos
Answer Yes/No Questions
Watch animations


This study is part of a protocol approved by the University of Toronto IRB Committee on Aug. 23, 2019. Protocol number 38069


Helping Behaviour

Activity and Time



Weekends, Weeknights, Weekdays

30 minutes total, 1 session


$5 Amazon, Indigo or Participant can choose gift card

We offer Indigo and Amazon US & Amazon Canada giftcards.

Study Address

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

Posting date: Nov 11, 2020

$5 Amazon, Indigo or Participant can choose gift card