Psychology lab at Elon University seeks parent participants for online study about infant motor development

The online study aims to understand parent beliefs about infant motor development and the impact on infants’ motor behaviors. Eligible participants are first-time parents of infants aged 1-7 months living anywhere in the USA.

The Infant Development Lab at Elon University is conducting a study to understand the relationship between parental beliefs about motor development in infancy and infants’ motor behaviors. Parents who participate may enjoy reflecting on their baby’s development, which could inspire them to learn more about their child’s behaviors. In addition, findings from this cross-cultural study will help clinicians understand parents’ beliefs about infant motor development, and the impact those beliefs may have on the effectiveness of interventions and subsequently infants’ motor habits.

This research is being conducted as a part of a collaborative project out of Utrecht University. Participants are asked to complete an online survey, which can be filled out in about 30 minutes, in one session. To be eligible for the study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are an adult at least 18 years of age
  • You are an English-speaking resident of the USA
  • You are the parent of a 1- to 7-month-old infant
  • Your infant is your first-born child

If you are interested in participating, or if you have additional questions about the study, please email us at or click here to visit our website).

Your support of this project helps expand educational opportunities for undergraduate students in the Infant Development Laboratory by helping them gain valuable experiential learning in research at Elon University. The Infant Development Lab is directed by Assistant Professor of Psychology Sabrina Thurman.