Infant Social Motivation Study – Online

Research Study
The Marrus Lab at Washington University School of Medicine is recruiting infants/toddlers for the Social Motivation Project, a study of early childhood social development. The purpose of this study is to understand how social motivation, the human drive to attend to social information and engage in social interactions, is manifested in early childhood in children with and without conditions that influence development, specifically autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Down Syndrome.

We are seeking parents and children ages 12-36 months with and without ASD and children ages 24-36 months with Down Syndrome.

The study will involve the following:

1. Parent questionnaires about their child’s development (1 hour)
2. An online Zoom play session (30 minutes)

Families will receive compensation for their time. If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this form,, or contact the research team at

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Published on: Mar 3, 2021 at 17:50

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