Learning from cartoon characters

Learning from cartoon characters

Lab for Child Development (Johns Hopkins University)

Who Can Participate

For 16 to 19 month olds

What Happens

This study will take place on a video call, live with a researcher! Clicking on the “Schedule a time to participate” button will send you to an online calendar where you can select a date and time that works for you. In our study, we will show babies a series of simple videos in which an animal character repeatedly reaches for a soccer ball. Following this, the animal character will speak.

What We're Studying

In this study, we are interested in understanding how babies learn from violation of social expectations. Past study found that infants have enhanced learning after seeing social agents' behaviors violate social expectation. In this study, we hope to know if the enhanced learning afters seeing social violations also apply to cartoon characters.


15 minutes


Each participant who is in the required age range and participated in the study will receive a $5 gift card from Amazon.com within two weeks of completing the study.

This study is conducted by Lisa Feigenson (contact: qcao14@jhu.edu)

Would you like to participate in this study?