There is lots of exciting research going on in the Pickering Centre and there are opportunities for you and your child to get involved and participate! Here is a glimpse at what kinds of studies are going on:

  • Early numeracy and math skills
  • Storybook reading in families
  • Youth extracurricular participation
  • Friendships and peer relations
  • Saving for the future and moral development

We are currently looking for parents who have at least one child between the ages of 4-18 years old to complete a quick 5-minute online study on parental beliefs and attitudes about children and adolescents spending time alone:

If you want to be notified about opportunities to participate in research at the Pickering Centre, please enter your email address in the box below to be added to our participant database. Entering your email address does not require you to participate in any studies, we will just use it to notify you of opportunities to participate.

Information and privacy: By providing your email address you are agreeing to be contacted about study opportunities and to have your email stored in our database. Your email address will only be used by researchers in the Pickering Centre to contact potential research participants. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the collection of this information, please contact the form administrator at