STUDY NAME: Kids in Context Study
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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.
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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.