We are currently looking for parents with babies around 6 months of age to participate in a study for the WSU Psychology Department’s Temperament Laboratory.

If this describes you or someone you know, please tune in for details!

Our research is looking at how babies’ emerging personalities may be related to their brain activity. Participants are asked to complete surveys about their child’s temperament, experiences of being a parent, and the bond with their child. Three laboratory visits (around 6, 8 and 10 months of age) are planned so that we can observe your baby in a number of activities designed to evaluate infant temperament, and play interactions with you, as s/he develops. Not only do parents and children enjoy playing a number of these games, they also contribute to our knowledge of child development at the same time! During this time, your infant will also wear a small cap that is harmless and helps us collect brain wave activity. Participation is expected to take about an hour and a half for the first visit, and an hour thereafter, and you will receive a t-shirt, a toy, as well as a $15 gift card for your baby, after completing these activities.

If you are interested in participating, please email the Principal Investigator, Dr. Masha Gartstein, at gartstma@wsu.edu or call at 509-335-4651 and leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. We can set up all of the laboratory visits at your convenience, with parking provided.

For more information see the lab’s research homepage.

Hope to hear from you soon.