Mom and Infant Research Study


Researchers at Binghamton University are seeking mothers and their 6 to 12-month-old infants to participate in a study.

What is the study about?

The first year of a baby's life is an exciting time! During their first year, babies begin to recognize and respond differently to different facial expressions. We are interested in learning how infants pay attention to different types of emotional expressions and how this may be related to their mother's own mood.

What does the study involve?

Participation in the study will take about 1 - 2 hours and will take place on the Binghamton University campus. During the visit, we will ask you to complete some questionnaires and an interview and then play with your baby for a short time. Your baby will also complete some computer tasks to determine how much she or he looks at different pictures presented on a computer screen (e.g., someone smiling versus frowning). You will receive $20/hour and your baby will receive a stuffed animal for participating in the study.

If you are interested, please call us at 607-777-3304, email us at, or click on the Contact page to request a phone call from a study member!