Student Participation in Research

 

Approved Projects for Winter 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: Word Perception

Location: Pettengill 366
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Emma Taylor
E-mail: etaylor4@bates.edu
Phone Number:
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/wordperception

This experiment examines your ability to attend to (and ignore) different parts of words. For example, how well can you attend to the letters “BR” (and ignore the letters “AG”) in the word “BRAG”. If you participate in this experiment you will complete a computer-based task that will take approximately 30 minutes.

Restrictions: Must have normal or corrected to normal vision and must be a native English speaker. Please bring your glasses or contacts if needed to read.


Experiment #2: Matt’s winter break data collection

Location: N/A
Duration: 60 minutes
Credits: 1.0
Experimenter: Matt
E-mail:
Phone Number:
Sign-up link: This study is no longer collecting data.

An hour of data collection

Restrictions: none


Experiment #3: Self-Perceptions of Intoxication (MUST BE 21)

Location: Pgill 363
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Cristina Vega
E-mail: cvega@bates.edu
Phone Number: 781-718-4120
Sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4FAEA72CA7FF2-selfperceptions

The purpose of this study to investigate self-perceptions of intoxication and how those perceptions correlate to cognitive performance on concentration tasks. Participants MUST BE 21!

Restrictions: You must be 21 years old. Please bring a photo ID as proof of age.


Experiment #4: Men and Moral Reasoning: What Does your Testosterone say About You?

Location: Carnegie 418
Duration: 60 minutes
Credits: 1.0
Experimenter: Alyssa Connors, Samuel Gazecki, and Max Utter
E-mail: aconnors@bates.edu; sgazecki@bates.edu; mutter@bates.edu
Phone Number: 781-588-6933; 310-736-0323; 603-770-2741
Sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cacab2da2fa7-menand

The purpose of this study is to investigate how levels of testosterone effect moral reasoning. Males only!

Restrictions: Men only! Tobacco smokers, history or current diagnosis of a psychiatric illness or drug dependency (e.g. depression, anxiety, ADHD), history or current treatment of psychiatric treatment (e.g. antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or stimulants), history of significant neurological illness or brain injury (e.g. multiple sclerosis or severe concussions), and use of steroid enhancements or replacements (e.g. testosterone or estrogen).


Experiment #5: How do we think and feel?

Location: Carnegie 418
Duration: 60 minutes
Credits: 1.0
Experimenter: Melody Altschuler, Rita Futamura, and Chris Fox
E-mail: maltschu, rfutamur, and cfox@bates.edu
Phone Number: 2034442115 (Melody), 9145824094 (Rita), and 7853415257 (Chris)
Sign-up link: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4FABA728A5FB6-thinkandfeel

This study examines the relationship between hormones and affective processing in respect to aspects of cognition. Saliva collection will be part of the study.

Restrictions: You are not eligible to participate if you fit any of the following criteria: Left-handedness, past or present diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, substance use disorders, impulsive-control disorders, or Cushing’s syndrome.


Experiment #6: The Menstrual Cycle and Social Cognition (Females ONLY)

Location: Carnegie 418
Duration: 45 minutes
Credits: 0.75
Experimenter: Jessica Plotnikov, Addison Beromutto, Jack Edmiston
E-mail: wedmisto, jplotnik,yyao@bates.edu
Phone Number: (646) 821-7769, (207) 344-7389, (704) 929-8241
Sign-up link: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4EACA728A2FF2-effect

We will be investigating the relationship between estradiol levels with various measures of social cognition. Saliva will be collected in a sterile manner

Restrictions: Females only.


Experiment #7: Visual Perception

Location: P’gill 366
Duration: 40 minutes
Credits: 0.75
Experimenter: Melody Altschuler
E-mail: maltschu@bates.edu
Phone Number: 203-444-2115
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/melodyaltschuler

In this experiment you will see numbers presented rapidly on the computer and will be asked to identify what you had seen.

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


Experiment #8: Color detection and word perception

Location: P’gill 366
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Mary Deneen
E-mail: mdeneen@bates.edu
Phone Number: 860-716-1763
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/marydeneen

In this experiment you will be shown brief displays and will be asked to make decisions about colors and words.

Restrictions: Must have normal or corrected to normal vision. Must also have normal color vision. If you wear glasses or contacts for reading please bring these with you.


Experiment #9: Recognizing Faces

Location: PGill 366
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Robert Haran
E-mail: rharan@bates.edu
Phone Number:   7815409820
Sign-up link: http://signupschedule.com/faces

In this experiment, you will view sets of faces and be asked to make judgments. You will also be tested on your memory for faces.

Restrictions: You must self-identify as either Caucasian or African American, have not completed the categorizing faces online survey or the responding to faces thesis last semester, and have normal, or corrected to normal vision.

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: The Affect of Sports Media on Mood

Location: This study is no longer collecting data.
Duration: 20 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Eleanor Hough
E-mail: Ehough@bates.edu
Phone Number: 9087236103

Participants will be asked to view a series of photographs of professional athletes and I will measure whether or not this experience has an affect on mood.

Restrictions: Varsity athletes only


Experiment #102: Categorizing Faces

Location: This study is no longer collecting data.
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Robert Haran
E-mail: rharan@bates.edu
Phone Number: 7815409820

In this experiment, you will be asked to categorize a number of faces on their distinctiveness and racial attributes.

Restrictions: Normal, or corrected to normal, vision.


Experiment #103: Life Through the Eyes of a Model

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Eleanor Hough
E-mail: Ehough@bates.edu
Phone Number: 9087236103

This study will measure the extent to which individuals are aware of what models do on a day-to-day basis and of what the modeling industry is really like. If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked a variety of questions pertaining to your knowledge of the modeling industry and to some of your self-perceptions. You will then be asked to watch a short clip. This will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Restrictions: Females Only


Experiment #104: Food and Self-Perception

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Saya Higano
E-mail: shigano@bates.edu
Phone Number: 508-304-0375

In this experiment, you will be asked to answer a variety of questions about food, your knowledge on Nutrition, and how it relates to self-perception.

Restrictions: Males only


Experiment #105: Self-Esteem and College

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 30 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Experimenter: Sasha Lennon
E-mail: slennon@bates.edu
Phone Number: 207-776-8027

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between self-esteem and possible mediating factors in college students.

Restrictions: No restrictions!


Experiment #106: Personality and Marketing Survey

Location: Click here to take this survey
Duration: 15 minutes
Credits: 0.25
Experimenter: Robert DiFranco
E-mail: rdifranc@bates.edu
Phone Number: 617-530-0652

Participants will be asked to take a personality survey and observe a few items.

Restrictions: none