Win £100 Amazon voucher – spare 5 min to do an online test to explore your underlying beliefs about scientists

My name is Yishu Qin and I am a PhD student from the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I am currently doing a project investigating how people see scientists and I was wondering if you could spare 5 minutes to do an online test to explore your underlying beliefs about scientists. 

The test itself is as simple as a pairing game and is fun and inspiring. The study is completely anonymous, and the instructions are there when you click on the link. This is a really vital part of my PhD thesis on psychology and education. You will have a chance to win a £100 amazon voucher as a reward for participation.

Below is my test link (please use a computer or a laptop, the test requires using keyboard so cannot be run on tablets or phones):


Thank you for your kind help! I would be very grateful if you could also pass the link to your friends. 

If you have any idea to share with me, please contact Yishu Qin: yq228@cam.ac.uk

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Win £100 Amazon voucher – spare 5 min to do an online test to explore your underlying beliefs about scientists

My name is Yishu Qin and I am a PhD student from the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. I am currently doing a project investigating how people see scientists and I was wondering if you could spare 5 minutes to do an online test to explore your underlying beliefs about scientists. 

The test itself is as simple as a pairing game and is fun and inspiring. The study is completely anonymous, and the instructions are there when you click on the link. This is a really vital part of my PhD thesis on psychology and education. You will have a chance to win a £100 amazon voucher as a reward for participation.

Below is my test link (please use a computer or a laptop, the test requires using keyboard so cannot be run on tablets or phones):


Thank you for your kind help! I would be very grateful if you could also pass the link to your friends. 

If you have any idea to share with me, please contact Yishu Qin: yq228@cam.ac.uk

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Participants needed for brain imaging study!

Our lab at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is currently looking for participants in psychological research. The purpose of this study is to examine the brain's mechanisms for perception.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Reuben Rideaux via email: rr513@cam.ac.uk

This study will include two sessions, one lasting 1 hour and the other 1.5 hours, that will take place over separate days and in different locations. Both sessions will involve observing images on a screen while making responses by pressing buttons.

One session will take place at the Cognition and Brain Unit (15 Chaucer Rd, Cambridge CB2 7EF), where you will be scanned using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This is a safe and widely used method in both clinical and research settings. The scan will last 1.5 hours in which you will have to lie still in the scanner while performing the task. You will be compensated £15 for the scanning session in addition to receiving an image of your brain.

The other session will take place in the Department of Psychology (Downing Site, CB2 3EB), where you will perform the task in a darkened room at a computer. This session will last approximately 1 hour and you will be compensated £7.

There are fixed timeslots available for the imaging session throughout May – July, while the time of the other session is flexible.

To be eligible to participate, you should have normal or corrected-to-normal vision without major visual impairments. As the study includes MRI, participants will need to be MRI safe. During the experiment, you have the right to withdraw from the study at any time and you will be entitled to any agreed payment up to the point where you withdraw. The information which you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.  No identifiable personal data will be published.

Contact Information:
Reuben Rideaux
Email: rr513@cam.ac.uk

Contextual Admissions Survey – Win a £50 Amazon Voucher

OxPolicy, the Oxford Student Think Tank, needs current undergraduates from Oxford and Cambridge to complete a questionnaire on attitudes towards contextual admissions, as part of a project seeking to examine accessibility to Oxbridge. The survey should take only 5-10 minutes to complete and respondents will be entered into a draw to win a £50 amazon voucher.

“Do I know you? A social network study. Participate for a chance to win up to £100!

 

Help Oxford psychologists figure out how social media is changing the way you feel about your online friends by taking part in a very simple 13-day online study.

If you complete the study you have a chance to win £100 (main prize) or 4 x £25 (runner-up)!

You will need to fill out two short 10-minute questionnaires (one today and one in 13 days) and receive 11 Facebook-like updates (a photo and caption) via email every day in-between.

Interested? Please click the following link: https://oxfordxpsy.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cTPxKfdU0eRwI8R

 

Spot Depression Study: Call for Participants

Can depression and bipolar disorder be diagnosed using a spot of dried blood?

That’s what the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research here at the University of Cambridge is trying to find out in its new research study. We are currently recruiting volunteers to complete an online questionnaire and collect a dried blood spot using a kit delivered to their home.

We are looking for individuals diagnosed with:

  • Depression,
  • Bipolar disorder, and
  • No mental illness

Please visit www.spot-depression.org if you are interested in participating. Please note that personal data for this study is stored securely and research data is marked only with an anonymous code. Ethics approval for this study was granted by the Human Biology Research Ethics Committee (HBREC.2015.06). For more information, visit http://ccnr.ceb.cam.ac.uk/spotdepression/FAQ or contact Dr Jordan Ramsey at jmr201@cam.ac.uk.

With your help, we hope that we can move toward developing molecular tests for these disorders to ensure individuals receive prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Thanks in advance for your help with our research.

More Participants Wanted for Psychology Study!

For those of you who have not yet participated in my social cognition study: “Adopting Other’s Perspective”, I am still looking for volunteers willing to take part in this Psychology study.  The study will involve playing a computer game that requires taking into account what another person can see or hear. It will take approximately 25-30 minutes and you will be paid £4 in compensation for your time.

Eligibility criteria:

Age: 18-45
No hearing impairment
Normal or corrected-to normal vision
No current or historical diagnosis of any neurological or psychiatric conditions.

Testing takes place in room 103 of the Psychology Department on the Downing Site.

For more information or to sign up, please contact me, Idalmis: is405@cam.ac.uk

Participants wanted for a Psychology Study

I am a posdoctoral researcher currently carrying out an experiment in the Department of Psychology and I’m looking for participants. The study will involve playing a computer game that requires taking into account what another person can see or hear. It will take approximately 25 minutes and participants will be paid £3.50 in compensation for their time.

Eligibility criteria:

Age: 18-45
No hearing impairment
Normal or corrected-to normal vision
No current or historical diagnosis of any neurological or psychiatric conditions.

Testing takes place in room 103 of the Psychology Department on the Downing Site.

For more information or to sign up, please contact me, Idalmis: is405@cam.ac.uk.”

PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGING STUDY – earn £8 in just 45 minutes

You are invited to take part in a singing study run by the Centre for Music and Science. The study takes 45-min and you’ll receive £8 plus the chance of winning another £20 Amazon voucher.
To participate you just need to be able to sing and have basic music reading skills. Some experience of group (e.g. choral) singing is desirable, but not necessary. Learn more and sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4babaa2aa7fa7-psychology. If you have any questions, contact Sophie Buck (sab218).

Times Final Year Student Survey

There are still positions available to be an interviewer for the Times Student survey. Earn up to £80, valuable CV points and a reference from High Fliers Research by completing short interviews with finalist students about their post-graduation plans.
Please message Jonty Moorby either on Facebook or via email (jm894@cam.ac.uk) for further details or to apply for the role.