Does singing together increase sharing?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Principal Investigator: John J Rieser, Ph.D.


Many young children enjoy singing and making music, and recent research shows it may also affect how much they share and help others.

We are interested in how much 4 and 5-year-old children share and help one another after singing songs or just playing.

We will ask children to either sing and move to a short song with us or listen to a short, spoken nursery rhyme. Then we will measure their sharing and helping using stickers and colored pencils. The study will take about thirty minutes per person.

Participant Criteria

4 and 5-year-old children

Visit Requirements

1 visit to our lab on Vanderbilt's Peabody campus.


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Sara Beck

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