Measuring What We Hear in the Voices of Others: Speech & Emotion Perception Research Study

You and your child are invited to participate in a research study examining how children perceive emotions in speech. Join today!

Fast Facts

6-12 years old & parent/guardian willing to participate

Native speaker of American English

No History Of Psychiatric Diagnoses

Compensation provided

Study Background

For this research study, we are asking children ages 6-12 to rate the emotion they hear in a series of short speech clips (similar to cartoons). We are doing this to create better tools for studying the development of voice perception, which is often an obstacle to social communication in neurodevelopmental disorders. 

The study requires participation from one child and one adult parent/guardian. Time commitment is approximately 45 minutes: 25 minutes from the child, and 10-20 minutes from the adult. 

Help further research and join our study today!

Additional Information

The purpose of this study is to develop a new assessment tool for measuring individual variation in sensitivity to emotion in the voice.

For complaints, concerns, or participant’s rights, contact 1-866-680-2906.

You/your child may qualify for this study if they meet the following criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Your child is between ages 6-12.
  • Your child is a native speaker of American English.
  • Your child has normal hearing (to the best of your knowledge).

Your child’s task will be to listen to short clips of speech (similar to a cartoon) and rate how they think the person speaking feels. Your child will also complete a short picture-based reasoning test. After these steps are complete, the parent/guardian will be asked to complete a survey about their child’s behavior. 

Your child’s participation will take about 25 minutes total. Your participation will require 10-20 minutes total.

A $7.50 Amazon e-gift card will be provided for completing the study.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.