We are recruiting for our SMILE Study!
Do you have a child who just finished second grade (2020-2021 school year)?
If so, you are eligible to participate in the Self-regulation and Motivation in Learning Environments (SMILE) study! Our study focuses on the development of children's self-regulation skills and motivation during the elementary school years.
What would you do in the study?
There are two parts to this study:
A visit to our research lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's city campus during Spring or Summer 2021 (2-2.5 hours, compensation is $70). At this visit, you and your child will independently:
Play tablet games and puzzles
Complete assessments of self-regulation and problem solving
Fill out parent and child questionnaires about your family
An online survey to learn about your family's experiences during the pandemic (60-75 minutes, compensation is $45)
Who is eligible?
English-speaking children who just finished second grade (during the 2020-2021 school year) and a parent/guardian.
Must be willing to drive to the UNL city campus in Lincoln, NE for a visit to the lab.
In appreciation for your time, you will receive a total of $115 for participating in both parts of the study and your child will receive a gift!
If you have any questions, please contact us at or (402) 413-6302.
To sign up for our study, please complete the following form. After completing the form, you will be taken to our scheduling website to book your in-lab appointment.