For Parents

If you would like to participate in our online or in-person studies, please sign up below! We currently have online studies for 4- to 12-year-old children and in-person studies for 9- to 12- month-old infants.

Who We Are

The Social Minds Lab is directed by Dr. Felix Warneken and is located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. We study the social development of children in their social and cultural contexts.

What We Do

Our lab conducts studies with infants (5 – 24 months) and children (4 – 12 years). These studies often involve playing interactive games, listening to fun stories, and watching short video clips.

Many of our studies take place in our friendly lab space located on the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor main campus. For these in-person studies, we follow the latest University of Michigan COVID safety protocols: all researchers are fully vaccinated and will wear masks at all times, and our testing space is sanitized after each participant.

We also conduct online studies with children aged 4 years and above. All you need is a computer or tablet with internet access and a web camera. These studies typically take 15-30 minutes, and you can participate in them from the comfort of your home.


If you would like to be contacted for study opportunities, please fill out the form below.