Psychology Experiments & Studies

Study 1: Neurocognitive sequelae of closed head injuries Study 1: Neurocognitive sequelae of closed head injuries item options
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Study Title: Neurocognitive sequelae of closed head injuries
IRB Approval number: Protocol #:12213
Experimenter’s name:  Bryan D. Fantie, Ph.D.
Contact info: brain@american.edu or 202-885-1745 (Leave message)
Time Commitment:  Approximately 1-2 hours 
Number of credits (1-2 credits possible = approx. 1-2 hour commitment):  For each hour of participation, a choice of: $10 or 1 research credit. Most people will earn 1-2 credits.
Eligibility requirements:  Although we also need people for the uninjured control groups, we are looking especially for people who, in the last 10 years, have had their heads banged (or banged their heads) hard enough to leave them dizzy, disoriented, nauseous, or even unconscious.  
Description of study: This study involves simple paper & pencil and/or computerized tasks (e.g., Make judgments about pictures of faces and names). No needles, no drugs, no shocks, no pain, no math.

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Study 2: College-Aged Women's Perceptions of Social Media Study 2: College-Aged Women's Perceptions of Social Media item options
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Study #: IRB-2018-354
Study Title: College-Aged Women's Perceptions of Social Media
Experimenters name: Hannah Chapman
Contact info: hmchapman@smcm.edu  Phone: (443)2230348
Time commitment: 1 hour
Research credits: 1
Eligibility requirements: Female between the ages of 18-30
Description of study: 
This is a study examining college-aged women's perceptions of social media. Participants will be asked to complete an online survey before coming into the lab for a short face-to-face session with the researcher. During their time in the lab, participants will spend part of their time browsing the internet and part of their time filling out a second survey. 

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Study 3: Examen Spiritual Exercise. Emotions, Goals, and Well-being Study 3: Examen Spiritual Exercise. Emotions, Goals, and Well-being item options
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Study Name:  Examen Spiritual Exercise, Emotions, Goals, and Well-being
IRB Approval Number:  IRB-2019-73
Experimenter’s Name:  Millicent Curlee
Contact info: auexamenstudy@gmail.com 
Time Commitment:  3 lab visits and 1 week of daily diary
Number of Credits:  1 credit or $10 per lab visit (3 credits total possible)
Eligibility Requirements:  Must identify as a Christian and be at least 18 years old
Description of Study: 
Study on a Christian Contemplative Prayer
We are conducting a study that looks at the impact of the examen, a Christian contemplative exercise. Participation in the study includes three lab visits, each approximately one week apart, and seven daily surveys. You can receive up to $40 or 3 psychology research credits and up to $10 for participating. You must identify as a Christian and be at least 18 years old to participate.
If interested, please contact auexamenstudy@gmail.com  for more information!

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Study 4: Remembering People from Faces and Voices. Study 4: Remembering People from Faces and Voices. item options
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Study title: Remembering People from Faces and Voices.
IRB approval number: IRB-2019-145
Experimenter's name: Joshua Tatz
Contact info: jt5673b@student.american.edu
Number of credits: 1 (approximately 1 hour time commitment)
Eligibility requirements: 18 years of age, normal or corrected-to-normal hearing and vision
Description of study: Participants will study several faces or voices of different people for a later recognition test.

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Study 5: What’s your style of thinking? Study 5: What’s your style of thinking? item options
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Study title:  What’s your style of thinking?

IRB Approval number: IRB-2019-138
Experimenter’s name:  Suzanne Parker & Dr. Anthony Ahrens
Contact info:  AUPsychLab@gmail.com
Time Commitment:  45min-1hr
Number of credits:  1 credit
Eligibility requirements:  18yo and above; student at AU
Description of study:  A series of brief tasks and questionnaires done via the computer.