Participate in research

Our research would not be possible without the help of parents, schools and the community.

You can come to us, or we can come to you. Studies take place in our playful lab on the UT campus, and in childcare centers, schools, and other locations around Austin.

Studies are designed to be short, fun games and kids choose a prize from the lab treasure chest after completing their study!

Find out more on what to expect when participating in research at our lab.


Find us in the Children’s Research Center, on the Speedway side of the Seay Psychology Building, 108 E. Dean Keeton St.


Get involved

with the Austin Thought lab

Are you interested in bringing your child in to participate in one of our studies?

Fill out the form and one of our researchers will be in contact with you shortly.

with the Children’s Research Center

The Austin Thought lab is an individual lab located within the Children’s Research Center at UT Austin.

If you would like to be contacted for other studies conducted by child development research labs within the Children’s Research Center, you may submit your information through the Children’s Research Center online recruitment form or via email at

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