Research Options

Research Options

This site will contain all the information necessary for students to complete the research components of PSYC 1103 and PSYC 2203.  A variety of research options will be available to students throughout the semester.  Each option will be listed here as they become available.  It is recommended that students complete options as they become available as some options may only be open to a limited number of students.  A tentative schedule for research releases is provided below:

Currently Available Options: 


 

Option 1:

BODY PERCEPTIONS STUDY

OPEN NOW!!!

This study investigates how we perceive the human body—what is “ideal” and “average,” how broadly we define those categories, how we react emotionally to bodies of various types, and differences from one person to the next in how we organize our perceptions of the male and female body,

Previous research has focused on perceptions of the male body. This year our investigation turns to perceptions of the female body.

THIS STUDY IS OPEN TO:

  • MALES ONLY who are between 18 and 45 years of age,
  • have a computer with a working Internet connection, and
  • have about 40 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete the experiment.

If you participated in the body perceptions study during the fall semester, please DO NOT participate again this semester, but instead, choose a different research option.

In this study, participants will study a set of photos of women of varying body types (none are sexually explicit) and will complete a series of simple tasks designed to help the researchers understand individual differences in perceptions of the female body.

Students will receive 40 minutes of credits toward their research participation requirement and some instructors may give bonus points for research participation.If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to learn more about the study. If you agree to participate, we’ll ask you for your US Postal Service mailing address and will send you study materials within two days.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Body_Perceptions

 

 OPTION 2:

This survey collects data for a Psychology graduate student’s master’s thesis.  Her study explores the relation between styles of thinking and concerns about body image and eating. Specifically, questions ask about eating behaviors, body image, and cognitive styles. The risk of participating includes discomfort with answering personal questions. For example, a number of questions assess worrisome behaviors (ex. I pinch my stomach to measure fatness) and thoughts (ex. I think checking my body will tell me how I feel).  The potential benefit of the research includes gaining an increased understanding of the precursors to maladaptive eating behavior. Participants may enter their name into a raffle to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card.

You will receive 50 minutes of research participation credit   by completing this research option.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSYC_eating

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OPTION 3

Everyone is concerned about how the media, in all its forms, may be influencing how we view ourselves, our appearances, and our attitudes and behaviors.  We are interested in finding out what we can about media influences on attitudes.
 
You are invited to participate in a study examining the importance of all forms of media and their effects on our perceptions and attitudes.   If you agree to participate, you will be asked to read and respond to questions by clicking the link below. Your total time commitment for participation in this study will be about 25 minutes.  The STUDY IS LIMITED TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS. You must be at least 18 years of age.

Please click on the link below for more information about the study:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MSUmedia2014

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OPTION 4

CHEATING SURVEY

Many people in university communities, and many in the larger society, are concerned about academic dishonesty. Cheating has been an ongoing issue in colleges and universities since the early Twentieth Century. We are interested in finding out what we can about how cheating is different today and how it has changed since our previous three studies of cheating over the last thirty years.
You are invited to participate in a study examining the critical issue of academic dishonesty on our campus. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to read and respond to questions by clicking the link below. Your total time commitment for participation in this study will be about 25 minutes. You must be at least 18 years of age. THE STUDY IS LIMITED TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS.  For more information about this study, please click on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MSUcheating2014

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OPTION 5:  CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENT STUDY

 We are conducting a research study to better understand class engagement in face to face college courses across campus. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete, and you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of two $50 bookstore gift cards.

Your participation is completely voluntary and all data will be kept anonymous. If you are interested in participating, please go to the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MSUclassengagement

THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY IS no later than Wednesday, April 23.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Dr. Miller, Dr. Lindt, Adam, Sabina, and Chris

Dept of Education