Research Participation

We believe that students cannot learn about psychological research without opportunities to experience all aspects of the research process from participation to design and analysis. Student volunteers can serve as participants in research studies and may have opportunities to assist faculty with their research. There also are opportunities to present and publish research with department faculty members.

Smith RASmith Participants

Research participation provides an important first-hand view of psychological science. If you are interested in participating, current projects are listed below:

Project 1. Attention Psychology Majors... Do you want to get a Starbuck's gift card just for talking?

The purpose of this study is to gain information about the way that college students communicate "online".Most participants complete the study within an hour. If you show up for the appointment, we will give you a Starbuck’s gift card. If you are interested, please click on the following link to make an appointment on a day and time that works for you:

Ice Breaker Survey

(If the sign-up link does not work, try copying and pasting the link into your browser, or emailing us directly. THANKS!)

Project 2: Have your say about the United States!

The project is an on-line survey focused on young people’s opinions of the current economic and social situation in the United States. SSU students will be part of an international study that includes students from more than 20 different countries. The survey asks questions about people's perceptions of their life in the United States and their views of the United States' society more generally. We will also ask questions about how you perceive your own personal situation in society. To take the survey, please go to the internet address below:

Have Your Say Survey

If you want to stop and complete the survey later, just use the above link to return to the survey.

Thank you for volunteering your time to further our research.

Research Assistant

Many university graduate programs require students to have experience in conducting psychological research, as well as in analyzing data and writing up the results. To find out more about possible research assistnat opportunities, students should consult with individual full time faculty members.