Social Anxiety and Culture
This study examines social anxiety in both African Americans and European Americans. Our goal is to increase understanding of how social anxiety presents in both ethnic groups and to refine our methods of measuring symptoms. Participation in the online questionnaires will take 25 minutes to complete. For more information contact Caitlin Condit at email@example.com.
African Americans and Body Image:
We are also currently investigating how African Americans and Caucasians automatically evaluate body types. As the IAT measures attitudes that may be outside of conscious awareness and control, these results will be compared to explicit measures of attitudes. By understanding how ethnicities perceive figures, we may be able to create interventions geared specifically to client processing styles. For more information or to volunteer for this study, please contact Erica Hart Duran: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an additional study, we are examining the cross-cultural validity of eating measures among Caucasian American and African American females. Women, ages 18 years and older and who self-identify as Caucasian American or African American, are needed for this study. This study will take place entirely online, through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Participation in this study will take approximately 1 hour. Please contact Lauren Rothstein for more information: email@example.com
African-American Participation in Research
This study seeks to gain information on the reasons, barriers, and successful strategies for the recruitment of African Americans in psychological research. Previous research, mostly conducted by the medical field indicates mistrust as a key contributing factor to the disparity of research participation in African Americans. The study will evaluate the role of sociocultural institutions and educational attainment in encouraging or discouraging research participation. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hispanics and Body Image
The aim of this study is to explore the factors that influence body image perceptions for different Hispanic groups. The study is open to women of all Hispanic groups. For more information or if you'd like to participate, contact Ana Montano at email@example.com