Truth Telling and Trust Study

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Do you have a child aged 5-11? Child and Teen Study Lab invites you and your child(ren) to take part in a short online study!

Participate in research with your child!

Trustworthiness is a fundamental facet of our everyday relationships with others, although its interaction with honesty and benevolence has not yet fully been explored.

Child and Teen Study Lab is conducting a study that focuses on understanding how children learn to trust others.

Name of the Study:

  • Truth Telling and Trust Study

Study Description:

  1. Children will be read 4 different short stories by the research assistant, in which child story characters differ in their good or negative intentions and their levels of truthfulness.
  2. Children will then be asked whether they trust each character or not, and why.

This study will enhance our understanding of early childhood social and moral development and lead to educational applications.

Participant Eligibility:

  • Families with children aged 5-11 years

Time Commitment:

  • Participation would take 15 to 20 minutes in total


  • Online via Zoom


  • Participating families have a 1 in 8 chance of winning a $25 CAD gift card
  • The child will also receive an electronic certificate of participation

To sign-up: