Memos for: Postgraduates

Participants wanted: Musical preference and online communication style

This study is being conducted as part of a research project in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience (Ethics approval code – PS12215).

All participants will receive a £4 voucher which can be redeemed for cash in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience.

We are interested in the effect of musical preference on communication style. You will rate various clips of music, and then participate in a recorded webcam interaction with another participant. The study should take less than 40 minutes and takes place in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience.

The information you provide will be held confidentially by the researchers involved in this this project. Before agreeing to participate in this research you will be given a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail my/our research before consenting to participate.

Contact Details

Researchers: Fergus Neville; Stephen Reicher
Contact Details: fgn@st-and.ac.uk (x2018) sdr@st-and.ac.uk (x3057)

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Participants wanted for a study investigating how consequences impact the evaluation of memory-based decisions (payment £5 + opportunity to win up to £50 worth of amazon vouchers).

Study description:We invite you to participate in a research project aiming to assess how the potential consequences of a decision impact our subjective feelings of confidence and doubt. Relatively little is known about the occurrence of doubt during memory orientated decision-making. Therefore, it is important that we establish how this sensation compares to the subjective experience of confidence, under conditions in which the sensation is of key importance (i.e. when you have a lot to lose or gain).

You will be asked to complete a computerised memory task in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. Throughout this task, you will be asked to rate and re-rate your confidence and doubt in each memory response, as well as stating whether you would like to submit each response for the chance to lose or gain ballot entries for an amazon voucher prize draw. The information you provide will be anonymous and, should you give permission in the Consent Form, shared with other bona fide researchers and used for future scholarly purposes. Before agreeing to participate in this research you will be given a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail our research before consenting to participate.

Eligibility criteria:  Participants must be aged 18 years of over.

Sign-Up:Sign-up on SONA (link here; title: Subjective sensations of memory under conditions of uncertainty).

Alternatively, if you would like more information about the study please email Josephine Urquhart at jau2@st-andrews.ac.uk.

UTREC approval code: PS13436

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Participants wanted – Personality, interpersonal relationships, and conflict

Participants wanted to take part in research into how different personality traits can influence our interpersonal relationships and the way we deal with conflicts.

A 7-part questionnaire is hosted entirely online, and all responses are totally anonymous. The questionnaire should take 20-30 minutes to complete. Anybody 18+ years old can take part, and participants will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a chance at winning one of fifteen £20 Amazon gift cards as a gesture of thanks for participation.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to email me any questions (ab406@st-andrews.ac.uk) or read the participant information sheet at the beginning of the questionnaire.

If you are interested in participating, you can take part by clicking the link here!

Your help is greatly appreciated
UTREC approval code: PS13482

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Participants wanted – Is there a link between faith and happiness?

If you are over 17 years old, affiliate with a theistic faith and fluent in English, we invite you to take part in a study looking at whether there is a link between faith and happiness.

The study involves completing an online questionnaire that should take no longer than 15 minutes. Questions will relate to your attitude towards life, happiness and faith.

You will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw and win one of two Amazon vouchers, worth £20 each.

 Ethics approval code: PS13503
To access the questionnaire, email Alexia Jacob (acj4@st-andrews.ac.uk) or follow this link: https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9YnxEElt8U2FWe1

 

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Participants wanted for a study on autobiographical memory

This study is being conducted as part of Dr Barbara Dritschel’s research in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience (ethics approval code PS12711).

This study involves two sessions, each lasting no more than 1 hour. The first part of the study involves a psychological interview and questionnaires to assess mood and a test asking you to retrieve autobiographical memories. The second part, involves the completion of a second type of autobiographical memory assessment. Your responses on this task will be audio –recorded. You will also be asked to complete a verbal and spatial test. The second session needs to take place 1-2 days after the first session.

You will receive £10 for taking part in both sessions of the study.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Dr Barbara Dritschel (bd9)

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Participants wanted – Musical preference and online communication style

This study is being conducted as part of a research project in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience (Ethics approval code – PS12215).

All participants will receive a £4 voucher which can be redeemed for cash in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience.

We are interested in the effect of musical preference on communication style. You will rate various clips of music, and then participate in a recorded webcam interaction with another participant. The study should take less than 40 minutes and takes place in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience.

The information you provide will be held confidentially by the researchers involved in this this project. Before agreeing to participate in this research you will be given a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail my/our research before consenting to participate.

Contact Details
Researchers: Fergus Neville; Stephen Reicher
Contact Details: fgn@st-and.ac.uk (x2018) sdr@st-and.ac.uk (x3057)

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Academic Skills Project: PGR (PhD) Recruitment and Information Event

Research postgraduates, are you looking to develop your teaching experience? Would you like to gain some experience of curriculum design?  Are you interested in teaching and enabling undergraduates to perform well in their academic pursuits?

Then the Academic Skills Project (ASP) is for you!  The ASP is a PGR led initiative, project managed by CAPOD,  which aims to create a framework for subject-specific academic skills to be delivered to undergraduates via high quality workshops.  Last year 9 schools participated:  Biology; Classics; Divinity; Film Studies; History; International Relations; Modern Languages; Social Anthropology; Maths and Stats.  Previously, Art History;  Computer Science, Management, Geography and Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences,  Philosophy; Psychology have also been part of the scheme.

An information event about the project is being held on 8th of June, 12:00 Parliament Hall (lunch included).  PGRs can get involved either as a School Coordinator, who oversees the project in their school, or Workshop Leaders who design and deliver individual workshops.  For information about available vacancies and to find out how to get involved in your school sign up for the information event on PDMS.  You can also contact Dr Eilidh Harris, Student Developer at CAPOD for more information.

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Orientation 2018 needs YOU

Plans for this year’s Orientation Week are well underway and we want to make this year the best yet! One of the main ingredients of a successful Orientation Week is the team of our enthusiastic student volunteers who provide so much in so many different ways to the new students.

Remember what it was like when you came to the University for the first time? You had so many questions, felt so unsure, and couldn’t find a thing! Your job as an Orientation Volunteer will be to make the new students feel welcome, involved, and prepared for their first year in the Bubble.

All we ask is that you can be back in St. Andrews by Friday 7th September, ready for Orientation Week kicking off with Move-In Day for Halls the next day, Saturday 8th September. Pick up some t-shirts, chose your duties, and get involved in the fun!

So how about it? Go on….you know you want to! Get in touch by emailing orient@st-andrews.ac.uk and help make Orientation Week one of the most memorable St Andrews experiences for everyone!

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Academic Skills Project: PGR (PhD) Recruitment and Information Event

Research postgraduates, are you looking to develop your teaching experience? Would you like to gain some experience of curriculum design?  Are you interested in teaching and enabling undergraduates to perform well in their academic pursuits?

Then the Academic Skills Project (ASP) is for you!  The ASP is a PGR led initiative, project managed by CAPOD,  which aims to create a framework for subject-specific academic skills to be delivered to undergraduates via high quality workshops.  Last year 9 schools participated:  Biology; Classics; Divinity; Film Studies; History; International Relations; Modern Languages; Social Anthropology; Maths and Stats.  Previously, Art History;  Computer Science, Management, Geography and Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences,  Philosophy; Psychology have also been part of the scheme.

An information event about the project is being held on 8th of June, 12:00 Parliament Hall (lunch included).  PGRs can get involved either as a School Coordinator, who oversees the project in their school, or Workshop Leaders who design and deliver individual workshops.  For information about available vacancies and to find out how to get involved in your school sign up for the information event on PDMS.  You can also contact Dr Eilidh Harris, Student Developer at CAPOD for more information.

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Dissertation Boot Camp is back (July)

Are you a taught postgraduate?  Will you be facing the dissertation challenge over the summer?  Struggling with writers’ block or worried about ‘going it alone’?

Then the July Dissertation Boot Camp could be for you!  Apply to join other taught postgraduate comrades in a no-excuses, no-time-for-procrastination, take-no-prisoners intensive few days of writing. Not for the faint hearted, Dissertation Boot Camp recruits will battle through masters’ blues, writer’s block and dissertation fatigue to make significant progress on the first draft of their dissertation! (Previous attendees have written up to 10,000 words over the two-day programme).  For more information, and details on how to apply, see the Boot Camp website.  Any queries may be directed to Dr Eilidh Harris on capodwriting@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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