How do children (Ages 4 to 5) understand generosity?

University of Toronto , Department of Psychology

In our 20-min study, we’ll be using Zoom chat to show your child a series of giving scenarios and answer a question about each scenario. We want to see how children view the generosity of others in these scenarios, and how this differs from adults.

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 5 years old

Study Tasks

Look at scenarios
Answer questions
Zoom chat


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


Zoom chat
See different scenarios
Answer questions

Activity and Time



Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

30 minutes total, 1 session


$5 Amazon or Indigo gift card

In addition to a gift card, you and your child will receive a Children's U of T 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 Amazon or Indigo gift card