Memos for: Staff

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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Young Academy of Scotland

The Young Academy of Scotland invites academic staff for an informal gathering at the Byre Theatre (level 2 foyer) on 14thJune, 5-7pm. This event follows the meeting that YAS held in Semester 1 to discuss interdisciplinary research at St Andrews. We will discuss what emerged from the previous meeting, but most of all we would like to provide an opportunity for serendipitous exchanges of ideas. Everyone is welcome, not just those who attended the original event. Please register your participation at this link https://goo.gl/forms/X4fPFeJfhyVGRx922. There will be free refreshments and children are welcome.

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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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Pedagogical Research and Scholarship Conference (4th July)

This conference is being held as a prelude to the launch of the St Andrews Learning and Teaching Initiative (SALTI) in October this year and also to celebrate and disseminate some of the pedagogical research that is currently underway in the University. We hope to provide an informal platform for learning more about pedagogical research and scholarship opportunities, networking and a chance to help shape SALTI.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/?CourseID=8198

Following a series of scholarly presentations in the morning, lunch and a networking opportunity will be provided. The afternoon session will take the form of a Café style workshop. The questions are intended to address issues raised in a discussion paper which will be circulated in advance, and will centre around ways in which an overarching, supportive pedagogical research and scholarship organisation in the University might best benefit our community.

At the end of the day we will open a call for collaborative research proposals from those present, the winner of which will be awarded £1000 by the University’s Enhancement Theme Committee. Proposals can be collaborations with other attendees/presenters, or an attendee can submit a collaboration with people who are unable to be there on the day, however the proposer must be in attendance on the day.

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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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Participants wanted – Parents for Child Food Study – £10 recompense

If you are a parent or caregiver of a child aged 2 – 4 years, we invite you to take part in a study to help understand the influence of different factors on food intake in children. The study involves completing an online questionnaire (20 minutes), and a brief task at the University of St Andrews (15 minutes). We offer a £10 Amazon voucher for completing the study.

Contact Rebecca Ryce at childfoodstudy@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information and to take part.

UTREC approval code: MD12886.

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Researcher Resilience

Course information

Resilience is key to a researcher’s ability to succeed in life, whether they pursue a career in academia or decide to transition to a new career path. Come along and share in the experiences of senior academics, share your own tips and tricks and hear from the University support services who are here to help you build and maintain your resilience, along with a guest from the Institute of Physics.

Reflect on your strengths and build a resilience toolkit over the day, which will help you as you progress through your career.

Date: Tues 29th May
Time: 10:30 -15:30
Venue: Byre Theatre Top Floor Studio

Click here for more info & to book 

Lunch, tea and coffee are provided

Live music during lunch

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Mentoring Scheme Networking and Information Event

Do you have a mentor? Are you interested in finding a mentor?

The coordinators of the Teaching, Research & Academic Mentoring Scheme are holding a networking and information event for everyone who is currently participating in the sheme on Thursday 24th May from 14:30 – 16:30.

Please come along for a catch up with fellow mentees and mentors.

Anyone who has not been on the scheme so far but is interested in learning about the scheme or may be interested in finding a mentor is also very welcome.

Where: Large Rehearsal Room at the Students’ Association.

When: Thursday 24th May from 14:30 – 16:30

Click here to book

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Participants Wanted (£4): Musical preference and online communication style

This study is being conducted as part of a research project in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

All participants will receive a £4 voucher which can be redeemed for cash in the school office.

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.

Please email Dr Fergus Neville (fgn@st-andrews.ac.uk) for more details, or sign up on SONA (https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1001).

Approval code – PS12215

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