Research Participation

Student conducting research with another student

Drawing Sounds

The purpose of this study is to learn more about how the visual and auditory senses are integrated. We ask participants to meet with us to create visual representation with crayons and paper in response to sound clips. You are not required to be "good" at drawing in order to participate, and there will be no judgments of your drawings. You will listen to 30 short audio clips and then create a visual response. You will also answer a few questions about your perception. Most people complete the study in approximately 30 minutes. It is important for you to understand that all information collected will be confidential, and you may decide to stop participating at any time. We will be conducting this study at the Psychology Research Center (DOM 119) on the Edgewood Campus. If you would like to participate and want to schedule a time, please email Sara Hill at

Available hours:

Monday—12:00 pm -2:00pm

Tuesday—11:45am – 4:00pm

Wednesday- 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday- 11:30am – 4:00pm

Friday- 8am-11am

If you are unavailable during these times but still wish to participate, email Sara at to coordinate a time that would work for you.


Sound and Vision Experiment

Have you ever thought about your perception of sounds? Your vision and hearing may be more linked than you think.

You are invited to participate in an experimental research study created to examine associations across different senses. Specifically, we are exploring the interactions between visual and audio processing.

Participation in this study requires meeting in person at the Edgewood College Psychology Lab and will need to be scheduled with the investigators ahead of time. You will listen to sounds and select images that you think best match. This will take participants 25-30 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is voluntary, and you are free to withdraw or to refuse permission for the use of your data at any time. All participants’ identities will be kept under strict confidentiality and will be separate from all data. Your consideration of this invitation is greatly appreciated. If you would like to take part in this study, please contact the following investigator with the time that would work best for you:

Keith McCarthy –

Fall Semester:

T: 9:00 – 3:00

W: 12:00 – 3:00

R: 12:00 – 3:00

F: 12:00 – 5:00


Micro Expression Training

We are seeking volunteers for exciting new research exploring the relationship between empathy and ability to recognize emotion in others’ faces. For our research you will be asked to complete a short empathy scale before being evaluated on your ability to recognize short-term facial expressions. You will then complete our short Micro-Expressions Training Program before completing the evaluation once more. We will also be recording your facial expressions using facial sensors

This study will be conducted at Edgewood College in the Psychology Research Center (DOM 119) and will take approximately a half hour to complete. All data collected will be strictly confidential. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and participants may withdraw or refuse permission at any point. The data collected through this study will help inform future research into the exciting field of Micro-Expressions. Your interest and participation is greatly appreciated.

All appointments must be scheduled.If you would like to take part in this study, please contact the following investigators to set up a time during the following availability:

Michael Pflanzer-

Liz Schroeder-

Fall Semester

M :10:00-2:00, 4:00-5:00

Th:10:00 - 4:00

F:10:00 – 1:00

If you’re availability does not fit within these times, please include two different times/days that you are available when you e-mail us and we will try to accommodate your schedule.