Tag Archives: Research participation

Research experiment on memory and nostalgia

We are looking for people to participate in an experiment on memory and nostalgia, which is being conducted as a part of doctoral research work in the Department of Psychology.

What the study involves: You will think about an event (I will tell you exactly what to think about) which will be recorded using an EEG or a hand-operated switch, and then answer a few questions about the event and yourself. The study takes about an hour to complete and is conducted at the psychology department at UC. You will receive a $10 petrol voucher/Westfield gift card as a token of appreciation for your time.

Who can participate: Right-handed people in the age group of 25-35, and anyone in the age group of 40-80. You cannot take part if you have a hand injury.

If interested, please contact Oindrila Bhattacharya at obh14@uclive.ac.nz. Any help is appreciated!

Participate in economics experiments and make money

How do humans make economic decisions? Here is your chance to participate in economics experiments and make some cash at the same time.

Sign up to participate in economics experiments

  • Make money
    Earn  $10 – $14 on average per hour (paid in cash at the end of each session!)
  • Be a part of current economic research
    Typically, experiments range in length from  1-3 hours

We would like to invite you to participate in economics experiments.  This is an independent opportunity for you to make some money which is paid in cash at the end of the experiment, have a bit of fun, and be a part of current economics research which is approved by the University.

We study how humans make economic decisions in a laboratory setting. Participants receive instructions about how to make money in the experiment. The experimental tasks involve choosing between multiple options that yield different dollar payoffs. Based on participants’ choices we calculate their earned profits and pay them individually in cash at the end of the experiment. Prior participants have told us that the experiments were enjoyable and that they liked being part of the current economics research. These experiments have nothing to do with economics classes and no prior knowledge of economics is required.  Signing up provides you the opportunity to participate in some of the experiments being offered this academic year, and does not commit you to anything.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Annie Hsiao by email at ayh11@uclive.ac.nz.

Annie Hsiao

Do you have a child between the ages of 3-5?

Cara Swit, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences is exploring parent’s perceptions of their children’s social behaviours.

What are some of the social and non-social behaviours that parents observe preschool age children using? How do parents intervene in non-social behaviours such as aggression? Are parents equipped with the knowledge and skills to foster healthy social relationships in their young children? How can parents be better supported in understanding young children’s social development? This project is an opportunity for parents of children between the ages of 3-5 to share their perceptions about young children’s social development.

Parents are critical influences on children’s development of social behaviours during early childhood. Young children have been seen modelling similar behaviours used by adults and may even internalise societal and cultural standards of behaviours. Knowing more about parent’s perceptions and responses to young children’s social behaviours will provide important knowledge about the types of information and resources that can be developed to better support them in fostering healthy social relationships for their child.

This project is seeking parents of children between the ages of 3-5 years to take part in a 15 minute online survey. If you meet this criteria, you can participate in this survey by clicking the link provided. Please also share the survey link with your friends, whānau, and colleagues. All responses are voluntary and anonymous.

Complete the survey here