Current Studies in the Child Memory Lab

Why not join us in the lab as a participant in one or more of our studies? Studies vary from one session to five sessions, and all involve fun activities that help us learn more about how children remember things! Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our research, or have any questions about our research.


Children’s use of a timeline in making temporal judgement for past events

Kathy Zhang

Children who participate in this study will participate in activities and events which is then followed by an interview by a trained research assistant for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Questions will be asked to be responded both verbally and using a timeline. The purpose of this study is to examine whether timelines, which are often used as a pictorial representation of time, could help children recall and identify the timing of past events.

The role of cultural background and executive functions on children's source monitoring memory and suggestibility

Vivian Qi

Children will be invited to participate 2 sessions of interactive activities with other children (5-8 per group).  During the sessions, children will learn some important social skills (e.g., show empathy when others are sad), how to identify different emotions, and strategies to release stress (e.g., palm push, feel your heartbeat). At the end of each session, each child will be interviewed to examine how much they remember about the events. Overall, this study will examine children’s memory about life events and also help them manage their emotions and facilitate social skills.