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Sign up for our study about kids’ developing beliefs!

Help us learn about children’s developing beliefs and be entered to win $50!Child with thought bubble. Text inside thought bubble reads "beliefs, values, attitudes, nature, science, religion, people"

Update: We are continuing to run sessions with participants over the summer! Drawings for gift cards will occur once data collection is complete. 

Your children are already developing big ideas about the world, such as whether or not humans have free will and what happens after death. In this study, we are inviting children 7-9 years old from anywhere in the USA to participate in a one-on-one online session with a researcher from the Minds Lab at the University of Montana. Participating children answer questions about religion, science, and human nature in a “gamified” format, which children tend to find really fun. The study takes about 30-40 minutes. Click here to read more about the study and sign up for a session!

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Are you interested in being contacted about opportunities for your child/children (ages 3 years and older) to participate in our research studies?
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Our studies are child-friendly – involving games, play, and questions – which both children and their observing parents find enjoyable! 

When your child is eligible for one of our studies, we will contact you to see if you (and they) are interested in participating. Of course, there's no obligation and you can decide at that time if it is of interest to you and your child.

Our participants receive a certificate and a small thank you gift for helping with our research.