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Research Opportunity for Adoptees in NYC Area

13 August 2018
Dr. Nim Tottenham

DDPI is proud to support Dr. Nim Tottenham’s work studying how early child care affects emotions.

Dr. Tottenham has been researching the impact of early child care in foster care, international adoptees, and children raised in institutional settings for over 20 years. Her team is actively seeking volunteers to participate in ongoing research and contribute to our understanding of children’s development.  

Participants get a generous cash stipend and a picture of their brain. See below for more information and details or contact the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab with any questions by emailing them.

Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab Study

We are seeking:

5-12 year old children and their parents


Examines positive as well as more challenging caregiving experiences

What’s involved:

Visit our lab, puzzles, games and computer tasks, surveys/interview, MRI scan

Families receive:
$175 + $25 (follow up call), small prizes, movie of your brain

**For families farther away and outside of the NYC metro area: Car service and/or overnight accommodations may be available. Please discuss your needs with the research staff.

Register for study online

What are kids’ reactions to participating in research?

Nim Tottenham, Ph.D. discusses children’s experience of participating in her study with DDP Board Member at Large for the United States, Courtney Rennicke, Ph.D.