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Title Format Open seats Maximum time commitment (minutes)* Maximum sessions* Maximum REP Points Cash Award Requirements Description
* Some studies may involve participation over multiple sessions, including screening etc. Not all participants will qualify for all sessions.
Decision-making during Covid-19 Self-guided (online) 0 60 1 2 $0 1, 9 Are you an individual with normal or corrected to normal vision between the ages of 18-80? We are conducting a computer-based research study to investigate people's perceptions and how people make decisions during the Covid-19 time.
Political Choice, Consumer Decision and Cultural Issues Self-guided (online) 39 30 1 1 $0 Participants will answer some questions about themselves and make some hypothetical decisions about everyday life, including their political attitude, preferences in restaurants, and attitude toward cultural and social events. *Please note that this study is a continuation of "Political Choice, Consumer Decision and Cultural Issues" posted on REP page in summer 2020 and spring 2020. If you have previously participated this study, please do not sign up. You may verify whether you participated or not in the past by searching for "Political Choice, Consumer Decision and Cultural Issues" in your university email and see if you received a link to the survey in the past.
Experiment on Social Situations Self-guided (online) 0 20 1 1 $0 1 Thank you for your interest in our research. In this study, we are examining people's reactions to hypothetical situations that they may encounter in their daily lives. The purpose of this study is to understand how people respond when they have committed wrongdoing that harms or inconveniences a friend. If you would like to participate in the study, you can click the title and start the experiment. For completion of the study, you will be granted 1 point. The entire process of survey will take up to 15-20 minutes. This research is being conducted by Professor Marti Hope Gonzales and Mr. Hyun-suk Lee of the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. *This is the same experiment with the one in Summer 2020. Please do not enroll in the study if you have participated in the same titled REP in Summer 2020.
Survey on College Students' COVID-19 Experience Self-guided (online) 24 45 1 2 $0 1, 2, 11 We are interested in understanding more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your life. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to answer various questions related to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, you will be asked to answer demographic questions and questions related to your personality. This online survey should take no longer than 45 minutes to complete. You must be a current University of Minnesota student between the ages of 18-23 to participate in this study. If you sign up for this study, you will receive an email with a link to the survey. For completion of the study, you will receive 2 REP points.
Perception and behavior change Self-guided (online) 175 20 1 1 $0 1 Participants will complete an online survey on their perception regarding a video. The study will take only 15-20 minutes to finish and the participant will be rewarded 1 REP point for completing the study.
Attitudes and decisions on politics, online dating, and social issues Self-guided (online) 459 30 1 1 $0 Participants will answer some questions about themselves and make some hypothetical decisions about everyday life, including online dating, preferences in political candidates, and attitude toward COVID.
Everyday Emotional Experiences Self-guided (online) 0 35 2 2 $0 2, 3, 1, 9 To be eligible for this study, you must be a native speaker of English, 18-30 years old, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision. During the study, you will be asked to complete questionnaires about your everyday emotional experiences. If you complete the questionnaires, we will compensate you with your choice of either 2 REP points (during the Fall REP semester) or entry into a random drawing to win one of 11 possible Amazon giftcards (ten $15 giftcards and one $150 giftcard). Additionally, depending on your responses, we may determine that you are eligible for another study called Emotions Across Time.
Food & You Live (in-person or remote) and self-guided (online) 10 180 4 8 $0 11, 1, 2, 3 Are you interested in participating in research investigating how people think about food? Are you 18-21 years of age, and within the first two years of college? Are you a fluent English speaker who has been speaking English from early childhood? If you answered yes to all of the above, I would be interested in speaking with you further regarding participating in this University of Minnesota research project. Inclusion Criteria: o A current University of Minnesota student, in the first two years of college o REP eligible - you may earn up to 8 REP points for full participation o 18-21 years of age o Fluent English Speaker, who began speaking English no later than six years of age o Willing to attend 4 sessions, lasting ~45min, over the course of 2 to 4 consecutive weeks o A gift card bonus of $15 will be given for completing the study o Willing to take a survey and several assessments before and at the conclusion of the experiment
Language and Decision Making Live (in-person or remote) 64 60 2 3 $0 1, 3, 11 We are conducting research about the language people use to make decisions. You will be asked to attend two Zoom sessions, during which a researcher will guide you through several online tasks. To be eligible to participate, you must be at least 18 years old, live in the United States, and have English as your first and primary language.
Survey on Social Issues Self-guided (online) 36 30 1 1 $0 1, 10 We are interested in investigating how people view social issues. If you sign up for this study, you will receive an email with a link to the survey. During the study you will be listening to a short pre-recorded auditory stimuli and then asked to report your thoughts on them. We will also ask a few questions related to demographics at the end. Completing the survey may take up to 30 minutes, which is equivalent to 1 REP point.
Thoughts on your Personality Self-guided (online) 464 30 1 1 $0 1 Thoughts on Your Personality is a research study conducted by Dr. Moin Syed from the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of this study is to better understand how you relate to different aspects of your personality, which are traits and characteristics associated with how you think, feel, and behave. All students enrolled in the REP program and who are at least 18 years old are eligible to participate. If you agree to participate in this study, you will immediately begin an online survey that will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. You will be asked to respond to a series of questions asking about your personality traits, personal background, and how you currently feel about yourself. If you have questions prior to signing up to participate you can contact Dr. Syed vis email at moin@umn.edu .
Testing musicians' pitch labeling abilities Self-guided (online) 7 30 1 1 $5 1, 11 This study consists of a questionnaire and possibly some blocks of listening tests. You need to be in a quiet environment and use a laptop or desktop computer. It usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. You can choose REP points or cash as compensation. You will receive either 1 REP point or a $5 Amazon digital gift card via email within a week after completing the study.
[ONLINE] Social Interactions through Board Games Live (in-person or remote) and self-guided (online) 105 60 1 2 $0 11, 1, 5, 6 This is a live, remote study. We are investigating how people interact with others through playing an online board game together. In this study, you will play an online board game with others via videoconferencing (Zoom) and an online board game platform. Then, you will complete some questionnaires about your experiences and attitudes. Please complete this questionnaire (z.umn.edu/bg-eligibility) to determine your eligibility to participate in this study and follow the subsequent directions to select your time on Google Calendar before signing up for a timeslot. Once you are signed up on Google Calendar, you can enroll for an "ONLINE" seat. You will need access to a computer/laptop with a microphone, webcam, and stable internet connection for roughly 60 minutes. You will receive 2 REP points for your thoughtful participation in this study.
Disclosure of Relationship Wrongdoing Self-guided (online) 34 60 1 2 $0 1, 11, 11 This survey is about your experiences in relationships and times when you have disclosed those experiences to others. You will be asked complete self-report surveys and short narrative reflections based on experiences of wrongdoing or betrayal by a romantic partner and will also describe their disclosure of this wrongdoing to outside others (e. g. friends or family). This survey should take 30-45 minutes and will only require you to reflect genuinely on your own experiences. You must have previously been in or currently be in a romantic relationship in order to participate in this study. You must have previously experienced relationship betrayal and disclosed that betrayal to someone outside of that relationship. You must also be 18 years old or older to participate.
[ONLINE STUDY] Evaluating effects of limited dynamic range and frequency-to-place mismatch in simulations of electric hearing. Self-guided (online) 0 180 2 6 $10 1, 3, 10 In this study we are investigating a novel method for simulating the perception of cochlear implant recipients. The study involves listening to sounds and speech that have been processed to simulate what a cochlear implant recipient might hear. Participants will be required to listen to sets of 3 tones and respond indicating which tone sounded different. Participants will also listen to spoken sentences and be required to type the words they heard. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, native speakers of American English, and have normal hearing. The study takes place in 2 self-paced online modules which could take up to 3 hours total to complete. Participants will need a reliable high-speed internet connection, headphones, a quiet room, and the ability to focus 100% of their attention on the task with no distractions for the duration of the experiment. The experiment is self-paced, but participants should complete the task within 2 weeks of signing up. Participants that fail to complete the study within 2 weeks will be considered to have withdrawn from the study. Compensation is available in the form of REP (2pts/hr) or an electronic gift card to Amazon or Target ($10/hr). The study has no anticipated benefits of participation. Risks are limited to potential inadvertent exposure to loud sounds or boredom.
Melody mistuning perception Self-guided (online) 33 45 1 2 $0 1, 10 This is an online auditory experiments that require the participants to use headphones during the experiment. It requires that you are normal-hearing and 18 years or older. During the main experiment you will listen to some short music excerpts and will be asked to indicate whether they sound "in-tune" or "out-of-tune". The experiment takes approximately 45 mins and you will get 2 REP points if you finish the experiment and fill out the subject information form. After you sign up, I will give you more information in an email as soon as possible and send you a link to a subject information form. After you fill that out, I will send you a link to the experiment. You will have 3 days to do the experiment after you sign up. Otherwise, I will cancel your booking. Be aware that you have to do the entire experiment in one sitting since your data will not be saved for later if you close the browser!
Psychological Interview Live (in-person or remote) Email researcher 120 1 3 $0 1 This project is a part of the lab portion of PSY 8612, a course for first-year Clinical Psychology graduate students. You will receive between 2 and 3 REP points for completing this study. You can expect it to take 1-1.5 hours to complete, but there is variability in the time it takes an individual to complete the session. You will be asked to complete an interview designed to gather information relevant to mental health history and psychosocial functioning, to be administered by one of our graduate students. As these are practice interviews for our students, you will not receive feedback of the type you would if you were evaluated by a professional psychologist. Email oleyn001@umn.edu to participate.
Visual Attention Self-guided (online) 0 40 1 2 $0 1, 2, 3, 9, 11 Participants will complete a survey including questions about COVID-19, and then they will complete four short visual attention tests. Each visual attention test lasts about 3 minutes and requires undivided attention for those 3-minute periods. The entire study takes 25-30 minutes to complete.
Attitudes and intentions Self-guided (online) 455 30 1 1 $0 1 Participants will complete an online survey on their attitudes and intentions about an activity. This Online Administered Study project is worth 1 point for 30 minutes of your time. *Please note that this study is a continuation of "Service Learning: Attitudes and Intentions" posted on REP page in Spring 2020. If you have previously participated this study, please do not sign up. You may verify whether you participated or not in the past by searching for "Service Learning: Attitudes and Intentions" in your university email and see if you received a link to the survey in the past.*
Decision-making under uncertainty Self-guided (online) 70 30 1 1 $0 1, 9 Are you an individual with normal or corrected to normal vision and audition between the ages of 18-80? We are conducting a computer-based research study to investigate how people make decisions under uncertainty.
Online assessment: Reward sensitivity, cognition and motivation in young adults Live (in-person or remote) Email researcher 150 1 5 $0 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 This research study is part of our ongoing program of research to understand young adult development. Recent work has suggested that there are ongoing changes in emotional behavior that occur between adolescents and young adulthood. We are particularly interested in positive motivation???why people pursue positive goals, rewards, and other strivings and how individual differences in these tendencies relate to other aspects of behavior, including cognition and risk taking behaviors. We will ask you to complete questionnaires that ask about your background, physical and emotional health history, and personality traits. You will complete some measures of memory and decision-making. You will also answer questions about risk behaviors, including health risks and substance use. All measures will be completed on-line with a researcher. There will be an initial phone screening followed by a single session that will take 2 hours. Please contact the Luciana Laboratory (mllab@umn.edu) to schedule a session.
Mobile Health Apps Study Live (in-person or remote) and self-guided (online) 7 120 3 5 $0 11, 1 BEFORE SCHEDULING, please take this 2-minute screening survey to see if you are eligible! ---------------------- https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_blwdFsIOphDaN3T ---------------------- In this study, you will have a chance to track a specific health behavior using a new mobile health app. If you are eligible, you will be able to sign up for a 1-hour Zoom meeting, during which time you will be trained in study procedures. You may be asked to use a mobile health app for a 2-week period, during which time you will also be asked to complete approximately 1 hour of online surveys. You will receive a total of 5 REP points (4 points for the 2 hours of time spent on study activities, plus 1 point because the study visit is "live" via Zoom).