Memos for: Undergraduates

Participants wanted: Individuals wanted for a study on autobiographical memory

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: Individuals on the Autism Spectrum are needed for a study on autobiographical memory

An examination of voluntary and involuntary autobiographical memory retrieval in individuals on the Autism Spectrum

This study is being conducted as part of my, Dr. Barbara Dritschel, research programme at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews. (Ethics approval code PS14174).

We invite you to participate in a research project examining how being on the autism spectrum affects how one remembers personal experiences and how one deals with such memories.
You will first be asked to complete several measures of individual differences assessing your mood, your tendency to engage in systematizing behaviours, executive functioning that reflects the style of manipulating, inhibiting and generating information such as numbers and letters. You will also complete a short test of verbal ability as verbal ability can influence autobiographical memory retrieval. During completion of the memory diary, you will be asked to record a total of 10 voluntary memories and 10 automatically arising memories, maximum 2 memories per day. For each memory, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about the characteristics of the retrieved memory, and how you relate to and cope with it. All collected data will be confidential.
Participants will be paid £15 for their participation.

Contact details:
Barbara Dritschel (PI)
bd9@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Participants wanted: Research seeking runners and joggers for a study on prediction guidance and running (Rewards: £4 & body fat % measurement)

You will be compensated with £4 and an accurate body composition measurement (i.e. total and segmented body fat percentages, bone mass, metabolic age, daily recommended calorie intake, and muscle mass) using a TANITA scale.

This study is being conducted as part of Konstantinos (Kostas) Liverakos’ PhD Research Programme in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience (Ethics approval code: PS14429), and it takes place at the University of St Andrews Sports Centre.

Participants are required to be 18-40 years old and have running or jogging experience (run or jog at least twice per week). Participant should have cumulative running experience of over a year.

The study involves one session, lasting for approximately 40 minutes. During each session, participants will be asked to complete 2 short questionnaires on running self-regulation and exercise experience. Following these, they will then have to complete 1 very short, high-intensity running workout.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kostas Liverakos (kl65) or sign up on SONA.

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Development are recruiting: Join our Autumn and Spring phone campaigns as a telephone fundraiser

You can apply here https://buffalofc.formstack.com/forms/standrewstelethon2019_20

for Autumn or Spring campaign or both by midnight 7th October 2019. Indicate your rota preference (will be two weekday and one weekend shift per week for three weeks each campaign) on the form and training is compulsory.

Dates for Autumn: Training: Saturday and Sunday 26th & 27th October.
Calling: Monday 28th October to Sunday 17th November.

Dates for Spring: Training: Saturday and Sunday 8th & 9th February.
Calling: Monday 10th February to Sunday 1st March.

NOTE: We aim to stick to rota choice however Autumn is focused on calling the US so there may be requirement for late night shifts. Spring is UK and international and times may vary. Callers must be able to show some flexibility.

Rates in region of:
Basic and training rate: £9 per hour
After 10pm £9.69 per hour
After midnight £10.24 per hour

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Interested in Mindfulness? Join Mindfulness Society!

Mindfulness Society runs weekly guided mindfulness sessions and welcomes all students, staff and community members. Feel free to email us (mindfulness@st-andrews.ac.uk) or visit our Facebook page (@MindfunessSocSTA) to learn more about our events.

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Participants wanted: Research study, mapping decisional utterances, accuracy likelihood and emotion (£5).

We invite you to participate in a research project aiming to assess how the language we use to describe our certainty/uncertainty in a particularly choice (i.e. a decisional utterances such as “I think there is a very good chance I am right”) are interpreted. You should note there are no right or wrong answers across our experiment we are simply interested in your opinions, which will be given in the form of ratings, across a range of utterances.

You will be asked to complete a computerised memory task in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. you will be asked to make judgements about a series of contextualised decisional utterances (e.g. “I am very unsure my old response was correct”). Your judgments will consist of a percentage rating corresponding to how likely you think the decision an utterance was referring to was correct. You will also make ratings on a visual analogue scale corresponding to the emotions you think the individual who made the utterance was likely to be experiencing after making their decision (e.g. satisfied -> neutral -> regret). 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.

Participants must be aged 18 years of over.

The study is listed on SONA under the heading – Interpreting the language of decision-making. Click to find out more.

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

UTREC Approval Code: PS14278

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Participants wanted: give your opinions for science

We invite you to participate in an online experiment aiming to assess how different decisional utterances (e.g. “I think there is a very good chance I am right”) are interpreted. You should note there are no right or wrong answers across our experiment we are simply interested in your opinions, which will be given in the form of ratings, across a range of utterances.

You will be asked to complete a short online experiment. The experiment will be divided into two major parts, I) a demographics information form and II) a decisional utterance questionnaire. During the demographics information form, you will first provide a small amount of demographic information (e.g. your Age, Gender and Nationality). During the decisional utterances questionnaire, you will be asked to make rating scale judgements about a series of contextualised decisional utterances (e.g. “I am very unsure my old response was correct”). 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 provided with a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail our research, allowing you to be fully informed before giving consent.

Participants must be aged 18 years or over.

Click here to complete our brief online survey.

If you would like any more information please email Josephine Urquhart at jau2@st-andrews.ac.uk.

UTREC approval code: PS13645

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Participants wanted: Social immersion experiment – the impact of flooding on a community

This study is being conducted as part of my (Meng Zhang, aka Logan) PhD research project at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

The study aims to explore how people react in a flood. We invite you to participate in an experiment where you will experience a simulated flood, and some scenarios adapted from previous field studies in 2018. In the experiment, you will need to report your feelings and perceptions of the event, and you will also need to make choices in certain scenarios.

You should be at least 17 years old and should not have experienced a flood before.

The experiment will take no more than 30 minutes and it is conducted in the Social Immersion Lab. You will be reimbursed with £3.

If you are interested, please sign up on SONA with the following link:
https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1089

Ethical approval code: PS14082

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Participants wanted: for a pilot study

I am looking for participants to complete an online survey on perceived concreteness, typicality, and imageariality of various word phrases. Please follow the link below to access the survey. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!

https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3I45EI25PjaR8AB

Ethical approval code: PS14468

 

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Participants wanted: Have you been experiencing low mood lately?

We are looking for participants for a study examining the characteristics of positive memories in individuals experiencing low mood. The study is being conducted as part of my (Aleksandra Eriksen Isham) PhD project at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Participants should have been experiencing low mood for at least the past week, be fluent in English and in the age range 18-65 years old.

In the first part of the study participants will be asked to complete questions about autobiographical memory, trait mindfulness, emotion regulation and their past and present mental health. In the second part of the study participants will be asked to complete a memory diary.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the study can email Aleksandra Eriksen Isham. They will then receive an email with additional information about the study to let them decide whether they want to participate in it. Individuals who agree to participate will be invited to complete a screening questionnaire to assess whether they meet the study inclusion criteria. Individuals who meet the inclusion criteria will be invited to participate in the study.

Individuals who are invited to participate in the study will receive monetary reward for their participation: £8 for completing part one of the study and £8 for completing part two of the study.

Contact details:
Aleksandra Eriksen Isham
aei5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ethical approval code:  PS13948

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