Participate in Research

Drinking Behaviors: Online Survey (IRB approval #3540)
Researchers: Blake Brown and Megan Bradley
Extra credit available for students currently in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 214 (research methods), and 237 (cognitive).

Reading Comprehension: Online Survey (IRB approval #170)
Researchers: MaKayla Carney and Samantha Wyatt
Extra credit available for students currently in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 214 (research methods), and 237 (cognitive).

Word Memory: Online Survey (IRB approval #5208)
Researchers: Braxton Peats and Brooke Gowin
Extra credit available for students currently in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 214 (research methods), and 237 (cognitive).

Sleep and College Students: Online Survey (IRB approval #3877)
Researchers: Sarah Noel and Gabe Dubberke
Extra credit available for students currently in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 214 (research methods), and 237 (cognitive).

College Textbook Study (IRB approval #2181)
Sign up to participant in this 5-10 minute study in Wallace.
Researcher: Kristen Alstott
Extra credit available for students currently in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 214 (research methods), 215 (stats), and 237 (cognitive).

Pupil Dilation in Response to Images (IRB approval #2845)
Sign up to participate in this 30-minute study on the 4th floor of Mary Berry.
Researcher: Hallen Phung
Participants either get extra credit or are entered into a raffle for $25 Jimmy John’s card. 2 points extra credit in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 215 (stats), and 237 (cognitive). 3 points extra credit in Psyc 214 (research methods).

Reading Comprehension and College Athletes (IRB approval #7700)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HK38279
Researcher: Braedon Tovey
Extra credit available for students currently in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 214 (research methods), 215 (stats), and 237 (cognitive).

Feedback Instructors Write on Papers: Online Survey (IRB approval #4180)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6939TGG
Researchers: Miranda Schultz, Danielle Fairchild, Bri Wood, Tanner Canova, and Sal Meyers
Extra credit available for students currently in Psyc 101 (intro), 201 (developmental), 215 (stats), and 237 (cognitive).  Raffle for $100 available for everyone.

Attention and Concentration Study  

This study uses EEG recordings to understand what happens in multitasking situations such as texting and driving.  Study sessions are conducted on Tues. or Thurs. mornings and require 90-105 minutes (6-7 extra credit points).  EEG requires the use of a gel in the hair that washes out easily but may leave hair appearing oily.  Please plan accordingly.  

On the day of the study, please wear glasses instead of contacts and don’t use hair products such as conditioner or hairspray. Please come to the 4th floor of Mary Berry Hall and wait in the Psychology waiting area.  For more information, contact Professor Evans, (515) 961-1591, or don.evans@simpson.edu

Select Studies Completed

 

Creativity: Online Survey (IRB approval #7240)
Researchers: Lori McGinnis, Taylor Andrews, Kylie Wood, and Jordan Williamson

Athletics, Motivation, and Goal Setting: Online Survey (IRB approval #7051)
Researchers: Robert King, Maggie Long, Katy McCollum, and Emma Johanson

Beliefs about English and Math Courses: Online Study (IRB approval #4902)
Researchers: Cody Isabel, Sarah Bonnot, Mary Hudson, and Aliya Ryan

Hostile Intent: Online Study (IRB approval #392)
Researchers: Kelsie Tomlin, Amanda Anderson, Emily Goodenbour, and Ryan Zeka