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Participants needed: Freshmen mental health experiences during COVID-19

We want to understand your experience as a first-year freshmen at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483). You will have the opportunity to win one of ten $100 Amazon gift cards. Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To qualify, you must be a freshman at CU, between the ages of 18-25, and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE COVID-19 Study,” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Participants wanted for online learning study

illustration of an eye

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder are looking for participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.   

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • CU Boulder student, faculty or staff member
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Fluent in English
  • Have a computer with a stable internet connection available to complete the sessions, on which you are willing to install Zoom video conferencing software
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision

Thanks for your interest in the study! The study has two parts lasting around 1.5 hours total. Both parts of this study will take place remotely, through an online survey link for you to do at home. Payment for the whole study is $25 as Amazon gift cards.

In part one, you will read a series of texts about science. During and after reading, you will answer some questions about the text. This session should take about an hour, and you will be paid $15. For the duration of this first session, you will be sharing your browser screen with the experimenter via Zoom video conferencing software, therefore we ask that you sign up to take part at a specific time. 

For the second session, you will answer more questions about the text and provide some demographic data. We will send you the link to this survey two days after completing the first session, and you will complete it at your own convenience. This session should take 30 minutes, and you will be paid an additional $10. Payment will be via an Amazon gift card. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com for more information.

Healthy females needed for research

Andrew M. Novick and his team at CU are investigating ratings of digital images (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral and erotic) across the female menstrual cycle.

Study participation consists of two study sessions (done online) over the course of two months. These visits will consist of: questionnaires about your mood and some stressful life events, and rating of digital images (how pleasant/unpleasant and arousing/non-arousing you find these images).

Participation is not limited to members of CU. You may be eligible if you are:

  • Between 18-35 years old
  • Not taking hormonal birth control
  • Have regular periods
  • Not pregnant and not planning to become pregnant within the next two months

Participation in the study is voluntary. Eligible participants will receive compensation via e-gift cards for completing study activities.

If you are interested in learning more or to see if you qualify, please fill out this short eligibility survey.

Play collaborative learning games and earn $25

The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of collaboration. 

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are a CU Boulder student at least 18 years of age
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour

The study contains will take place online via Zoom and will last approximately 90 minutes. You will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.
 

Study on freshmen mental health experiences during COVID-19

We want to understand your experience as a first-year freshmen at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. 

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483). You will have the opportunity to win one of 10 $100 Amazon gift cards. Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To qualify, you must be a freshman at CU, between the ages of 18 and 25, and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE COVID-19 Study,” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

CU students needed for wellness study

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on wellness and stress coping in CU students during the novel COVID-19 outbreak. 

Our community is navigating a major public health stressor. We know your lives are being deeply impacted by school closures, changes in your social life social activities and family risks—and we know these impacts may be highly stressful. We want to understand how COVID-19 is affecting CU students and understand whether, and what types, of daily wellness strategies might buffer you from this stressor and help keep you well.

You are eligible for this research study if you are a CU Boulder student over the age of 18. The study lasts eight weeks, and all study data collection happens entirely online. 

If you participate in this study, you will complete a series of short daily microsurveys (one minute a day) as well as a longer survey that is sent to you once every two weeks (about 40 minutes to complete the biweekly surveys). 

You may be assigned to a group in which we ask you to engage in daily wellness strategies either involving positive activities, or mindfulness practices. We will give you some examples of daily wellness strategies, but you get to choose what strategies you use and how long you spend on the strategies each day. 

You will be compensated for your participation (maximum of $226 for completing all parts of the study). 

If you’re interested in learning more, contact the RADD lab at raddlab@colorado.edu.

Participants wanted for study on learning and the brain

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder are looking for participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.  

The study requires one visit of 2 hours to the lab in Muenzinger and possibly a 30-minute follow-up online.
The visit will involve having your eye movements and brain activity noninvasively recorded while you complete a computer-based learning task. Brain activity will be measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG). 

It will take approximately 2 hours and you will be paid $15 per hour, an estimated $30 total for the session. You will be paid a further $10 for completing the follow-up. Payment will be via an Amazon gift card.

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student or staff member
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are proficient with computers
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Do not have a history of seizures

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com for more information.

Paid research study for adults years old with high fear or no fear toward spiders

The CU Boulder Psychology Department is looking for adults ages 18–40 to participate in a study about attitudes toward spiders, which requires looking at various spider stimuli. This is a paid research study that consists of one ~4-hour session. You will earn $60 for the completion of this study.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 18–40 years of age
  • Physically healthy
  • Experience either high anxiety/fear toward spiders or little to no anxiety/fear toward spiders
  • Qualify based on a short online survey

If you're interested or have questions, please contact alex.kirk@colorado.edu.

Play collaborative learning games and earn $25

The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of collaboration. You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are a CU Boulder student at least 18 years of age
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour

The study contains will take place on campus and will last approximately 90 minutes. You will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.
 

Seeking undergraduates for library usability study

Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the Boulder campus? The University Libraries would like to hear from you.

We are looking for approximately a dozen undergraduates to participate in a 45-minute usability study research session. As a token of our appreciation for your time, you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

Interested? Register online.

Questions can be directed to Courtney McDonald at crmcdonald@colorado.edu.

Undergrads: Crunched for time? How do you think about time? How do you spend your minutes, hours, days?

We are inviting current CU Boulder undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds to participate in a study investigating the relationships between time use, perspectives on time, mental health and academic performance.

You must be 18 years or older to participate. Participants will complete two brief surveys over the course of the semester and receive up to $30 ($10 for completing the first survey and $20 for completing the second survey).
 
The first survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and the second survey, which you will take near the end of the academic semester, will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The IRB protocol number for this study is 20-0004. Sharing your thoughts and experiences by participating in this research has the potential to inform the development of programs and policies to support undergraduate wellness at CU Boulder.
 
Please send an email to cutimestudy@gmail.com if you’re interested in learning more, or take the first survey now.  
 
We greatly appreciate you spending 50 of your precious minutes to inform our understanding of undergraduates’ uses and perceptions of time!

Participants needed for human-robot interaction study

Hello from the IRON Lab! The CU IRON Lab in the ATLAS Institute is looking for participants to complete studies involving working with a robot (IRB #20-0032). These studies will further ongoing research into human-robot interaction.

Participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Have ~30 minutes of time

Participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon gift card for their time.

To get involved, please email ironlab@colorado.edu with the headline HRI Study Participant or schedule your appointment now.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Couples needed for paid research study

Couples needed! Participate with your partner in a research study investigating relationship and sexual satisfaction, mood and sexual intimacy. Participation requires one study visit with your partner lasting approximately one hour.

Each partner will earn $10 for participating ($20 per couple).

Eligible participants include those who meet the following criteria:

  • 18–35 years old
  • Currently in a monogamous opposite sex and/or cohabiting relationship 
  • Relationship duration of at least nine months
  • Sexually active 
  • English speaking 
  • Willing to be video recorded 

If interested, please contact couplecommunication@colorado.edu or leave a message at 303-735-7259. A researcher will contact you to schedule a five-minute phone call to verify eligibility. 

Couples needed for a research study

Couples needed: Participate with your partner in a research study investigating relationship and sexual satisfaction, mood and sexual intimacy. Participation requires one study visit with your partner lasting 1 hour. 

Each partner will earn $10 for participating ($20 per couple).

Eligible participants include those who meet the following criteria:

  • 18–35 years-old
  • Currently in a monogamous opposite sex and/or cohabiting relationship 
  • Relationship duration of at least nine months
  • Sexually active
  • English speaking
  • Willing to be video recorded
  • Not currently pregnant

If interested, please contact couplecommunication@colorado.edu or leave a message at 303-735-7259. A researcher will contact you to schedule a five-minute phone call to verify eligibility. 

Teens needed for study on cognition, emotions, resilience

Do you want to participate in a study about cognition, emotions and resilience? Are you a teen ages 15–19? Or do you know a teen who may be interested?

At the Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory, we are interested in understanding how certain cognitive abilities, such as being able to pay attention or learn actions that help you achieve goals, may help teenagers to cope with stress and stay healthy.

This is a two-year study. Over the course of the study, you will have two study visits at our laboratory in Boulder, each lasting about five hours. During these visits you will be interviewed about your life experiences; you will complete some computer games that involve paying attention and learning; you will have a neuroimaging scan while you either rest quietly or play computer games; and you will answer a set of surveys on a computer.

Also as part of the study, you will complete a set of online surveys and a brief telephone interview once every six months (five times total during the two-year study participation). At the end of the study, you will have a final telephone interview, lasting about two hours.

You can earn up to $750 for your time and effort completing the study.

To learn more, you or your parent/legal guardian (if you are age 17 or younger) can visit our website at www.raddlab.com, contact our lab directly at 303-735-8306 or email us at raddlab@colorado.edu.