The Department of Psychology seeks expecting or new mothers of healthy infants aged 5-31 days for a research study. The purpose of the study is to learn how early language exposure and touch may be related to biological changes in mothers and their infants.
Study involves wearing arm and ankle-bands to passively track proximity and vocalizations between mother-infant pairs in their own home, providing weekly saliva samples for DNA analyses, and may involve reading sessions. This is a longitudinal study lasting 20 weeks. All procedures will be conducted by the mother in her own home.
Study-related genetic testing provided at no cost.
$150 or $300 depending on group assignment.