Research Participation Opportunities

Student conducting research with another student

Current Studies 

Parent-Child Relationships and Personal Well-Being

You are invited to participate in a research study about parent-child relationships and well-being. This research will be conducted over the internet using an online survey tool. You will be asked some demographic information and to respond to several questions about your experience with your parents and how you feel about certain aspects of your life. Most people can complete this survey in approximately 15 minutes.  

It is important for you to understand that this survey is anonymous and neither your name nor any other identifiable information will be recorded.  

If you have questions about the research after you are done, you should contact David Lambert 

Thank you in advance for your participation in our study. Please click on this link, or cut and paste it into your browser, to access survey: 

Memory and Different Environments in Virtual Reality

We invite you to participate in a research study to investigate potential connections between virtual reality environments and cognitive tasks. Participants will be presented with a series of virtual reality environments where they will be free to roam. Some environments will include some that may induce discomfort or other unpleasant emotions. If you have a fear of heights, is it strongly encouraged you do not participate in this study. You will be allowed to enter and leave these environments as you feel necessary. Before entering the first environment you will be asked to answer questions relating to your current emotional status. Participants will be wearing sensors on the clavicle and lower right rib cage, and be wearing a virtual reality headset. We ask you to wear vision correction (i.e., glasses or contacts) if needed. Once in the virtual reality environment you will be asked to complete three different cognitive tasks. These tasks will be delivered verbally and consist of attention and memory tasks.  Participating in this study should last around 30 minutes. Because of the equipment being used people with a history of the risk factors are not eligible to participate in the study: seizures, epilepsy, panic disorder, claustrophobia, strokes, and traumatic brain injuries. You must be 18 years old to participate. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact the researcher below with your availability for the following times:

Appointments available AFTER October 1st

Monday: 11:00 - 12:00; 3:30 - 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 1:00 - 2:30 PM; 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Thursday: 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Taylor Morgan:

If you have any other questions about the study, you can also contact the Faculty Advisor, Ferrinne Spector:

Virtual Reality, Emotion, and Cognition

You are invited to participate in a research study that focuses on how emotions and technology influences cognition. Participants will have an opportunity to experience using the Virtual Reality Headset or using the computer with headphones. You will engage with two different environments that are meant to elicit emotions. You may experience some level of discomfort while exploring the environments. You will be able to enter and discontinue at any time you prefer. Before and after each environment, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire related to any emotions you are feeling in that current moment. Additionally, you will be wearing sensors on their clavicle and lower rib cage to measure heartrate as well as the Virtual Reality headset and headphones. All materials will be sanitized or disposed of between uses. It is preferred that you wear loose-fitted clothing to your appointment. The whole session will last approximately 45 minutes. Due to the nature of this experiment and the equipment being used, individuals with a past of the following risks are not eligible for participation: seizures, strokes, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. Must be 18 years or older to participate. 


Appointments available AFTER October 2nd

Monday: 12:30 - 1:30 PM; 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Wednesday: 12:30 - 1:30; 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Friday: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Taylor Morgan:

If you have any other questions about the study, you can also contact the Faculty Advisor, Ferrinne Spector: