Memos for: Undergraduates

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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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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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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Participants wanted – Tired of exams? – Spend 30 mins. in a paid study tomorrow, Thursday 24th

We are looking for participants for a study taking place tomorrow, Thursday 24th.

In our studies  participants face a variety of choice scenarios, and their choices lead to cash rewards. (The average overall compensation is competitive. Everybody is paid.)

Participating in economic studies (known as economics experiments) is a fun way to learn more about economics. No previous knowledge of economics is required. Indeed, that is often a plus.

(Economics experiments are fun, use no deception and no physical stress of any kind. Your identity is kept confidential from other participants.)

We would thus like to encourage you register to participate in our on-going 30 mins. eeconomics experiments. To obtain more information and to register in order to participate, please go to:

https://portal.st-andrews.ac.uk/orsee/internal/public/

(UTREC approval code: EC12356).

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2018 Student Travel Survey

How do you travel to and around St Andrews, and how could it be improved? Better bus services, more bicycle parking or a new rail link? The Environment Team want to hear from you!

Fill in the University of St Andrews Student Travel Survey 2018 for the chance to win a selection of prizes including:

-£50 St Andrews Links voucher

-£50 travel voucher with DP&L

-dinner for two at Rocca Restaurant

-a 4-week student Stagecoach Megarider bus ticket

-free membership and a one day booking with E-Car Club.

-Cream tea for two at the Balgove Larder

-Fairtrade hamper basket

https://standrews.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/student-travel-survey-2018

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