Community Impact Update Through April 2018

One of the Living Lab’s main missions is to provide a welcoming space where the community and researchers can come together to learn more about science and research. Below we have provided an impact report to show the ways in which we have attempted to reach that goal. Participants refer to the volunteers who took part in our research. Educational interactions tend to be conversations between the researcher and families, where they either talk about research, the Living Lab, or science more broadly. The topics of conversation are similar with staff and volunteers, to help them get just as excited about psychology and research too!

We are excited to announce that our last quarter resulted in:

  • 507 children/parents participated in LL-based studies
  • 519 museum visitors heard about our research in conversations with researchers
  • There were 39 research/museum staff interactions about research, child development, etc.

Since its inception in Fall 2012, we’ve had the following impact on the Ann Arbor community:

  • 12,927 children/parents have participated in LL-based studies
  • 22,101 museum visitors have heard about our research in conversations with researchers
  • There have been 1,430 research/museum staff interactions about research, child development, etc.

Thank you for your continued support!