Student Participation in Research

 

Approved Projects for Fall 2016

 

These are the approved experiments that Psychology 101 and other eligible psychology students may participate in for credit. Participation in any experiment that is not listed here will not count for credit. All appointments are being scheduled online.  To sign up for an experiment, please follow the link to the online appointment scheduler for that project. Not all experiments will be available at all times. If there is no sign-up sheet for a particular experiment, or if all appointments for an experiment are full, please find a different experiment to participate in.  For questions about any experiment, please contact the experimenter. For questions about participation credit, please contact your instructor.

1. You only get credit for participating in approved experiments. With few exceptions, all experiments are sponsored by the psychology department. You will only receive participation credit for the experiments listed on this website.  Check here for updates.

2. Each experiment has a fixed amount of credit assigned to it based on the average length of time that it takes most people to participate. If an experiment is worth 0.5 credits, you will get 0.5 credits whether it takes you 25 minutes or 35 minutes to complete it. Be sure to check the amount of credits when you sign up for the experiment.

3. To sign up for an experiment, please follow the link to the online appointment scheduler for that project. Please be respectful of the experimenter’s time and make sure that you keep your appointment! If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify the experimenter as soon as possible.

4. There are two general types of projects that you can participate in.  Lab studies require you to meet with the experimenter in person, whereas online studies can be completed online without scheduling an appointment.  Each type of project has a different way to track your participation.

  • Lab Studies: When you participate in a lab study, you should make sure that the experimenter has your Bates email address and psychology professor so that he or she can register your participation.
  • Online Studies: When you participate in an online study, you will be given the experiment number and a code word for that study at the end of the survey.  You will then be asked to enter that information in another web form in order to get credit for the project.  If you don’t enter the correct experiment number and code word, you will not receive credit. Here is a sample online survey so that you can see how to find the link to the participation credit survey.  (Answer the questions and submit to get to the link.)

5. Unless it is specifically noted, you can only participate in each project ONE TIME.  You will not earn credit for repeat participation in a given experiment.

6. Once you have participated in an approved study, you will begin to receive weekly credit reports to your Bates email (usually on Thursday mornings) which summarize all of the credits that you have earned this semester.



Lab studies


Experiment #1: Letters in time

Location: P’gill 366
Duration: 50 minutes
Credits: 1.0
Experimenter: Melody Altschuler
E-mail: maltschu@bates.edu
Phone Number:  2034442115
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/melodyaltschulerr

In this experiment you will see X’s and O’s appear on a computer screen and you must keep track of when the X appears.

Restrictions: Must have normal or corrected to normal color vision. Please wear your glasses or contacts if needed for reading.


Experiment #2: Visualization and Personality

Location: Pettengill 363
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Kate Berger
E-mail: kberger@bates.edu
Phone Number: 617-851-1121
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/kberger

This study is about the relationship between mental visualization and personality.

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Experiment #3: Writing styles and Consumer Choices Study

Location: Pettengill G50
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Soohee Choi
E-mail: schoi@bates.edu
Phone Number: 470-216-8404
Sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea9a923a7f94-writing

This study is about the relationship between writing styles and consumer choices.

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Experiment #4: Fitness tracking app

Location: NA
Duration: approx. 60 minutes over 2 weeks
Credits: 1.0
Experimenter: Christina Felonis
E-mail: cfelonis@bates.edu
Phone Number:  NA
Sign-up link: NA

Exp. #4 tracks the 1.0 additional credit that some participants will receive after completing the online survey Exp. #104. Some participants will be asked to use a specific fitness tracking app every day for a two weeks and will receive credit for Exp. #4.

Restrictions:  Women only. Must have completed Exp. #104 and be invited to use the fitness tracker app.



Experiment #5: Psychological and Physiological Stress Response in College Students

Location: PGill 313
Duration: 60 minutes
Credits: 1.0
Experimenter: Kelsey Pearson
E-mail: kpearson@bates.edu
Phone Number: 714-743-7559
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/kpearson

This study looks at the reduction of physiological and psychological stress responses in college students. All participants in this study will answer self-report questionnaires, have their heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse rate measured, participate in stress tasks and partake in a stress reduction treatment scenario.

Restrictions: For your safety, please do not participate in this experiment if you are extremely allergic or fearful of animals (such as a cat, dog, or rodent).


Experiment #6: Personality Judgments

Location: Pettengill Hall 151
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Sarah Vinchesi
E-mail: svinches@bates.edu
Phone Number: 9788218028
Sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba8aa22a2fb6-personality

The purpose of the experiment is to study personality judgments and perceptions of people of different demographics, occupations, and motivations.

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Experiment #8: Personality survey

Location: Pettengill 162
Duration: 25 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Helen Boucher
E-mail: hboucher@bates.edu
Phone Number: 2077866395
Sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a5ad23a1ff2-personality2

You will complete a survey consisting of various questions about yourself, including how you behave in different situations, how you think and feel about yourself, and demographic questions.

Restrictions: None.


Experiment #9: Mental Exercise vs. Cognition/Emotion

Location: 368
Duration: 45 minutes
Credits: 0.75
Experimenter: Nisha Naik
E-mail: nnaik@bates.edu
Phone Number: 603-545-9617
Sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090844afaf29a2f85-mental

This experiment consists of administering a few surveys and auditory tasks to participants in an attempt to observe the relationship between auditory mental exercises on cognition and emotion simultaneously.

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Experiment #10: Emotional Experience and Heart Rate

Location: Pettengill 368
Duration: 25 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Blake Downey
E-mail: bdowney@bates.edu
Phone Number: 207-475-8206
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/bdowney

You will complete surveys about emotional experience, rate response to different hypothetical situations, and have your heart rate read by an electrocardiogram.

Restrictions: Females only.


Experiment #11: Observations about people

Location: Pgill 317
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Emilia Calderon
E-mail: ecaldero@bates.edu
Phone Number: 6464163274
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/ecalderon94

You are going to watch a video with a partner and you are going to be asked to answer questions about what you saw.

Restrictions: No restrictions.


Experiment #12: Brief Interview Study

Location: Pettengill 317
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Natalie Frost
E-mail: nfrost@bates.edu
Phone Number: 4356403820
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/nataliefrost

This study is meant to research human behavior in an interview setting. A brief conversation will be videotaped.

Restrictions: Women only!


Experiment #13: Eyewitness Identification

Location: PGILL 374
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Eric Vilanova
E-mail: evilanov@bates.edu
Phone Number: 203-615-1310
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/evilanova

In this study, participants will watch a brief video of a crime and try to identify the culprit in a photo lineup of suspects. They will then answer some questions about their experience.

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Experiment #14: Ignoring distraction

Location: P’gill 366
Duration: 45 minutes
Credits: 0.75
Experimenter: Drew Barry
E-mail: dbarry@bates.edu
Phone Number: 207-239-9044 (please text or email if you want to cancel or have questions)
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/drewbarry

This experiment should last around 45 minutes or less. I understand that I will be looking at a computer monitor and responding to pictures while wearing red/blue 3d glasses. There will also be distracting information on the screen. I understand that if I participate in this study I will not be given a debriefing (letting me know what this was about) until the end of the semester because we have two very similar experiments taking place this semester.

Restrictions: Must have normal or corrected to normal color vision. If you wear glasses or contact lenses then please be sure to bring them with you.


Experiment #15: Staying focused

Location: P’gill 366
Duration: 45 minutes
Credits: 0.75
Experimenter: Elliot Grace
E-mail: egrace@bates.edu
Phone Number:
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/egrace

This experiment should last around 45 minutes or less. I understand that I will be looking at a computer monitor and responding to pictures while wearing red/blue 3d glasses. There will also be distracting information on the screen. I understand that if I participate in this study I will not be given a debriefing (letting me know what this was about) until the end of the semester because we have two very similar experiments taking place this semester.

Restrictions: Must have normal or corrected to normal color vision. If you wear glasses or contact lenses then please be sure to bring them with you.


Experiment #16: Mental Visualization During an Online Game

Location: PGILL 368
Duration: 40 minutes
Credits: 0.75
Experimenter: Azure Reid-Russell
E-mail: areidrus@bates.edu
Phone Number: 6319659897
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/areidrus

This experiment involves your ability to visualize players during an online game, and your thoughts and feelings in reaction to it. We will be monitoring your heart rate during this game with an electrocardiogram.

Restrictions: This experiment is open to females. Students who participated in experiment #2 (Visualization and Personality) are not eligible for this study.


Experiment #17: Politics: More Than Just a Vote

Location: Pettengill Hall Room 371
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Malcolm Delpeche
E-mail: Mdelpech@bates.edu
Phone Number: 3026503017
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/malcolmdelpeche

Generally when one thinks about politics, especially in light of current events, one thinks about an array politically oriented things. This is likely to include subjects such as, presidents, campaign strategies, policies etc. Especially relevant to us is how politics influences the way we view someone as deserving of our vote. This study seeks to go beyond these clichè associations, and look at some of the less tangible cognitive effects that politics has on us.

Restrictions: Must be 18 years old (or older). Must be proficient in English. Must be an attending student at Bates College. Must bring own form of headphones (or any form of noise canceling hearing equipment).


Experiment #18: Facial Expression Identification

Location: Pettengill Room 329
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Will Koller
E-mail: wkoller@bates.edu
Phone Number: (802) 349-0099
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/wkoller

In this experiment, participants will complete a questionnaire about themselves and then perform a computer task where they will be asked to identify the affect of emotional faces.

Restrictions: Participants must be at least 18 years of age and be comfortable reading instructions in English.


Experiment #19: Attitudes towards Police and Politicians and Willingness to Invest

Location: Pettingill 329
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Lloyd Smith
E-mail: lsmith4@bates.edu
Phone Number: 4349874772
Sign-up link: No longer collecting data.

You will be assessed on your attitudes towards police and politicians and then play a computer game with another participant. People who finish in the top 5 of all participants in the game will receive a reward.

Restrictions: None

Experiment #20: Attitudes towards Police and Politicians and Willingness to Invest

Location: Pettingill 329
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Lloyd Smith
E-mail: lsmith4@bates.edu
Phone Number: 4349874772
Sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ca9a62fa0fc1-psychology

You will be assessed on your attitudes towards police and politicians and then play a computer game with another participant. People who finish in the top 5 of all participants in the game will receive a reward.

Restrictions: If you have already done Exp. #19, you may not do this experiment.

Experiment #21: Bonus credit for Exp. #101 and #102t

Location: NA
Duration: NA
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Riley Hopkins
E-mail: NA
Phone Number: NA
Sign-up link: NA

Students who completed both Exp. #101 and #102 will receive an extra .25 credit.  This bonus will be tracked as Exp. #21 on your participation report.

Restrictions: None

Online studies


Be sure to read the instructions about online surveys at the top of this page in order to make sure you get participation credit!  Online studies work differently from lab studies.


Experiment #101: Body Perception Study, Part 1

Location: This study is no longer collecting data
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25 (0.75 total for both parts)
Experimenter: Riley Hopkins
E-mail: rhopkins@bates.edu
Phone Number: 207-215-0123

This study examines perceptions of body and how they may change during the course of the semester, as well as their relationship to participation in dance and/or athletics. This is part one of a two part study. Please do not participate in this study unless you intend to complete both parts. Participants who complete both halves will receive an extra .25 credit (recorded as Exp. #21).

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Experiment #102: Body Perception Study, Part 2

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25 (0.75 total for both parts)
Experimenter: Riley Hopkins
E-mail: rhopkins@bates.edu
Phone Number: 207-215-0123

This study examines perceptions of body and how they may change during the course of the semester, as well as their relationship to participation in dance and/or athletics. This is part 2 of a two part study. Participants who complete both halves will receive an extra .25 credit (recorded as Exp. #21).

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Experiment #103: Body Perception Study, bonus credit

Location: N/A
Duration: N/A
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Riley Hopkins
E-mail: rhopkins@bates.edu
Phone Number: 207-215-0123

This experiment number is used to give a bonus credit to participants who complete both Exp. #101 and #102.

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Experiment #104: Diet and Fitness Attitude, part 1

Location: This study is no longer collecting data
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Christina Felonis
E-mail: cfelonis@bates.edu
Phone Number: NA

This study examines the diet and fitness attitudes of Bates College students.  Exp. #104 is the first part of a two-part study.  Participants will be asked to complete a follow-up survey (Exp. #105) in a few weeks.  In addition, some participants will be asked to use a specific fitness tracking app every day for a two weeks.  Those participants will be granted additional credit (Exp. #4).  Please do not take this survey if you do not intend to complete the follow-up survey and participate in the fitness tracking if you are selected.

Restrictions: Women only


Experiment #105: Diet and Fitness Attitude, part 2

Location: A link will be emailed to eligible participants
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25 + 0.25 bonus = 0.5 total
Experimenter: Christina Felonis
E-mail: cfelonis@bates.edu
Phone Number: NA

This study examines the diet and fitness attitudes of Bates College students.  Exp. #105 is the second part of a two-part study.  Participants who have already completed part 1  (Exp. #104) will be emailed a link to this follow-up survey.

Restrictions: Women only


Experiment #106: College Students and the MBTI

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 45 minutes
Credits: 0.75
Experimenter: Hannah Tolan
E-mail: htolan@bates.edu
Phone Number: 917-583-7423

This study is looking at career planning and the myers briggs type indicator.

Restrictions: No Restrictions.


Experiment #107: Hookup Culture Thesis Study

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Amelia Green
E-mail: agreen2@bates.edu
Phone Number: 203-505-4635

This survey is seeking to determine how hookup culture affects Bates students (both straight and LGBTQ). You will be asked a few questions about your experiences with and thoughts about hookup culture, and some questions about your feelings about yourself. All information will be confidential. You will not be asked to reveal your identity.

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Experiment #108: Examining Predictors of Support for Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter Movements

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 10 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Alyssa Dole
E-mail: adole@bates.edu
Phone Number: 781-697-0429

This experiment consists of an online survey with five sections. Estimated time is 8-10 minutes. Participants will be asked to rank their support for the BLM/ALM movements and to rank their agreement with specific statements.

Restrictions: none


Experiment #109: Career Choice

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Shaina Lam
E-mail: slam@bates.edu
Phone Number: 2074089696

The purpose of the experiment is to study the factors that affect career choice.

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Experiment #110: Student Perceptions of the Reporting System and Support Services for Sexual Misconduct at Bates

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 20 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Sadie James
E-mail: sjames@bates.edu
Phone Number: 2078600244

This study is about student perceptions of the reporting system and support services for sexual misconduct at Bates.

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Experiment #111: Awkward Social Situations

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Azure Reid-Russell
E-mail: areidrus@bates.edu
Phone Number: 6319659897

In this study, you will be asked some questions about your thoughts and feelings related to certain stories, and parts of your personality.

Restrictions: Females Only


Experiment #112: Assessing Personality

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 10 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Nisha Naik, Rachel Forcillo, Robert Ibarra
E-mail: nnaik@bates.edu
Phone Number: 603-545-9617

This is a survey for our final class project on personality change over time.

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