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SEEKING MOTHER AND INFANT PARTICIPANTS FOR A PSYCHOLOGY STUDY (Toronto)

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STUDY NAME: Kids in Context Study
STUDY CONTACT: Biopsychosocial Development Lab

This study investigates how early experiences relate to later outcomes (for example, health, problem-solving, behaviour).

You may be eligible to participate if:
 You are a mother who is 18 years of age or older
 You are pregnant or have an infant younger than 7 months
 Your infant, if born, has no major diseases or conditions
 Your infant, if born was born at term and weighed more than 2500 grams (or 5.5 pounds) at birth

What is involved?
• You will be asked to complete in 4 study visits (each approx. 2 hours in length)
o In your home when your infant is approximately age 6, 12 and 18 months
o At Ryerson University (near the Eaton Center) at age 6.5 months
• Across these visits you will be asked to complete:
o Questionnaires asking about demographics, current and past experiences both pleasant and unpleasant, mood, well-being, household routine, etc.
o Mildly frustrating tasks with your infant to measure emotional, behavioural, brain and physiological response to stress
o Saliva and hair sampling procedures associated with stress physiology
o Short tasks measuring attention, problem-solving, language, and behaviour

Participants will be compensated for their time $20 per home visit and $40 per lab visit

For more information, please contact the Biopsychosocial Development Lab.
Phone: show contact info ext. 2196.

This study has been reviewed by the Ryerson Research Ethics Board.
Funding provided by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Harry Rosen Research Grant.
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