Participants wanted: Seeking individuals experiencing low mood, £15 Reward

We invite you to participate in a research project investigating the link between understanding what others feel, believe and think, and solving social problems.

The study consists of two sessions. In the first session, you will be asked to fill out a demographic questionnaire, and you will be interviewed using structured clinical interviews during the screening stage to assess your mood state. Individuals who meet the inclusion criteria will be invited to fill in measures of thinking style, communication flexibility and personality. Afterwards you will be asked to complete tests of cognitive and executive functioning, such as the Stroop test. In the second session, you will be invited to complete measures of social functioning, assessing social problem-solving and the ability to understand what others think, believe or feel.

Please note that participation in this study will not result in any formal diagnosis.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for students aged 18 to 35 years, fluent in English, who have never been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, a learning or reading disability, disorder or difficulty, or a traumatic brain injury, and who have been experiencing low mood in the past 2 weeks.

To sign up via SONA, follow this link: https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1042

Reward:
You will be reimbursed for your participation with the standard monetary amount given by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. You will receive £15 for the full 3h study. If you decide to withdraw or do not meet the inclusion criteria, you will be reimbursed for the time you contributed to the next full 15-minute increment (i.e. if you participate for 35 minutes, you will be paid for 45 minutes).

UTREC approval code: PS13953

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Participants wanted: Individuals experiencing low mood 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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Adobe Digital Media and LaTeX training courses

The summer deliveries of these very popular courses are now available for booking.

For full descriptions and booking, see the following links:

Adobe Photoshop: 3 July; Introduction to Photo Editing. The go-to package for creating, manipulating and mixing images for web pages, desktop publishing or digital art works.

Adobe Illustrator: 5 July;  Introduction to Vector Graphics. Illustrator is an industry-standard vector drawing and design package used to create high-quality illustrations,  diagrams, charts, and logos for producing a wide range of media from academic posters to event and marketing materials.

Introduction to LaTeX: 17 July; This beginners course will introduce the essential elements of LaTeX, the de facto standard for academic document preparation across disciplines.

Please note these courses are open to all staff and research postgraduates only.

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Kick Start your PGT Dissertation

Whether it is writer’s block or general disorientation on how to proceed, this workshop aims to get you started by breaking down the writing process into achievable tasks, while providing top tips and focusing on the future. We will look at developing a writing strategy, project and time management, writing workshops, and a wide range of activities throughout a day to help you unlock your potential!

More information and to book here 

 

 

 

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Dissertation Boot Camp – for PGT Students

Dissertation Boot Camp is an intensive 2 day event focussed on generative writing, adapted for a taught post graduate audience from the very popular Thesis Boot Camp model.  This has been an exceptionally popular event in the past two years and places are limited! Find more information here.

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Academic Skills Project: Recruitment and Information Event (29th May)

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? Are you a PhD or MPhil student?

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 10 schools participated:  Biology; Classics; Divinity; Film Studies; History; International Relations; Modern Languages; Social Anthropology; Maths and Stats; Psychology. Previously, Art History, Computer Science, Management, Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Philosophy have also been part of the scheme.

An information event about the project is being held on Wednesday 29th of May, 10:30 am Parliament Hall (tea, coffee and cake 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 Rebecca Wilson, Student Developer at CAPOD for more information.

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HEA Fellowship Application Workshop (19th June)

This workshop is aimed at anyone who teaches and/or supports student learning in higher education.  We will begin with a brief introduction to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and then provide advice on making an individual route application for a category of HEA Fellowship (Associate, Fellow or Senior), beginning with deciding which category is most appropriate for you, generating ideas for what you might include in your application, and tips for writing an effective application.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9539

What previous participants have said about this course:

  • “It helps you understand the ins-and-outs of a HEA fellowship with real life examples and experience shared throughout the workshop.”
  • “Very useful, especially when it is not clear to you which application you should go for.”
  • “Well worth taking time to listen to useful advice and also good to bounce ideas off others who are also applying.”
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Participants wanted: Does Stress influence Cognitive Skills?

Do you want to help us discover how the mind works when solving problems and dilemmas? Do you want to earn some extra money?

We are interested in studying the relationship between stress and cognitive skills.
Therefore, we will ask you to perform some language, numeric and decision-making tasks, as well as, a questionnaire about your stress levels and some questions about yourself (e.g. age, gender). Furthermore, we will also ask you give us a sample of your saliva twice and to wear a finger-clip for 15-20 minutes to measure your heart rate.

The experiment will last approximately 1 hour. Participation is completely confidential and voluntary. You will receive £5 in compensation for your time.

If you want to participate or would want more information on the matter please email ads21@st-andrews.ac.uk

If you have a SONA account you can also sign up here https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1096

UTREC code: PS14222

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Funding for Student Drama Productions: Deadline Extended

Looking for financial assistance for a dramatic or other stage production?  Do you want to go the extra mile with your costuming or set pieces?  The Student Drama Advisory Group may be able to help.

For more information, including the application form, please visit http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/money/bursariesandscholarships/antonytudorfund/

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 20 May.

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Participants wanted: Individuals currently experiencing low mood are 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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