You're a Great Helper! (Ages 3 to 4)

University of Toronto , Department of Psychology

What factors lead children (ages 3 to 4) to behave generously in the moment and over time? In this study, we are investigating the development of children’s generosity. We are interested in the factors that lead children to behave generously, both in a specific context and over the course of development. In a 20-30 minute Zoom call, your child will watch a few short videos, talk about what they’ve seen and play some fun familiar games with us!

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

3 to 4 years old


male or female

laptop or tablet

At least 75% exposure to English

At least 30 months old

Study Tasks

Zoom call
Watch videos
Play fun and interactive games


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


Short videos
Familiar games

From the Researcher

Activity and Time



Weeknights, Weekdays, Weekends

30 minutes total, 1 session


$5 Indigo, Amazon US or Amazon Canada gift card

In addition to the gift card, you and your child will receive a U of T children's e-certificate

Study Address

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

Posting date: May 20, 2020

$5 Indigo, Amazon US or Amazon Canada gift card