Participate in a Research Study

Research participation provides an important first-hand view of psychological science. If you are interested in participating, current projects are listed below. PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN EACH PROJECT JUST ONCE. It is most effective if you complete online studies on a laptop or desktop, not a mobile phone.

Project 1. Help improve college training materials! An in-person evaluation study (SSU undergraduates only)

We invite you to participate in a study designed to evaluate different approaches to college student training. Volunteers (who must be 18 years or older) will watch a presentation or play a game, and then answer approximately 35 questions about their reactions. Please note that these training materials will focus on sexual and interpersonal situations that some people might find uncomfortable. The study will take place in Carson 69 and it typically takes people about an hour to complete the study.

We can offer 5 volunteers a $200.00 credit to their SSU student accounts. We will conduct a drawing for five names (from approximately 50) in December 2023. We will continue to add appointments throughout the semester.

Improve College Training Sign Up Sheet

Project 2. Did the T.A. cross the line? Evaluate a student complaint (SSU undergraduates only)

We are interested in students’ experiences with other students, teaching assistants, instructors and staff. Our goal is to get a clearer picture of what shapes SSU students’ attitudes toward potentially problematic student teaching assistant relationships. The central part of this study asks you to read a brief description of a student complaint and then answer a set of questions about your reactions. It takes most participants 20 to 30 minutes to complete this questionnaire. 

Student Complaint

Project 3.  Tell us what young people like you think about physicians (Anyone between 18 and 26 years old)

We are interested in young people's impressions of physicians' webpages. In this study, we will ask you to evaluate two web pages that describe a general practice physician. The study takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Evaluate Physician Webpages

Thank you for volunteering your time to further our research. All projects have been approved by the Sonoma State University Institutional Review Board