University of Vermont

Department of Psychology

Participate in Research Studies

Researchers are always looking for individuals to participate in studies they are conducting under the guidance of faculty members of the Psychology Department at the University of Vermont. Most studies will compensate you for your time.

To enroll in a study, please contact the Researcher via the email address or phone number provided, do not call the Psychology Department!

Check this page often, studies are constantly being added.

Survey on Women's and Men's Sexuality, Emotions, and Childhood Experiences
This is an anonymous internet-based survey on women's and men's sexuality, emotions, and childhood experiences. The survey takes about 45 minutes to complete,and participants interested in entering the compensation raffle can email their randomly-generated respondent ID to sexualhealthsurvey@uvm.edu
Compensation:
1 out of every 30 participants wins $100
Qualifications: This study is open to:
  • women and men 18 to 25 years of age
  • non-virgins
  • fluent in English
  • US citizens
When: June 2009 to May 2010
Location: On-line survey through secure internet host PsychData
Investigators: Sarah Roberts, Myani Gilbert, and Alessandra Rellini
Faculty: Alessandra Rellini
Assistants: Sarah Roberts and Myani Gilbert
Phone:
none
Email:
Potential participants may email us here for a link to the eligibility screener.
website:
Please follow this link to the brief eligibility screener which provides more information about the study
Research Projects on Women in Love, and Music
In this study both physiological and subjective sexual arousal are measured while watching a sexually explicit video. Urine and saliva samples are taken, and participants complete questionnaires on anxious situations while listening to music.
Compensation:
$45
Qualifications: This study is open to:
  • women 18 to 25 years of age
  • having had sexual intercourse with a partner
  • no natural or surgical menopause
  • no depression for the past 6 months
  • no psychosis in the past 6 months
  • no preganacy in the past 3 months
When: April 2008 to December 2009
Location: Room 241 John Dewey Hall
Investigators: Carolyn Dundon and Alessandra Rellini
Faculty: Alessandra Rellini
Assistants: Julia Camuso, Sarah Roberts, Jennifer Staples, Carolyn Dundon, Myani Gilbert, Emily Pawulak
Phone:
(802) 419-0820
Email: shrc@uvm.edu
website: http://www.uvm.edu/~shrc
Oral Contraceptives and Their Effects on Sexual Desire
Over one month, come in during the first week of a new pack or new ring of oral contraceptives (visit 1). You will be given a physiological and subjective assessment of sexual arousal while recalling a sexual fantasy. Saliva samples are taken, and a questionnaire and a brief interview are given. You will also be asked to complete a daily questionnaire for 2½ weeks. During the third week of the pack or ring you will come in for a repeat of visit 1.
Compensation:
$80 (must complete all components for full compensation)
Qualifications: This study is open to:
  • women 18 to 25 years of age
  • having had sex before
  • currently taking and having been on either
    • Ortho TriCyclen
    • Ortho TriCyclen Lo
    • NuvaRing
  • currently in a romantic relationship with a partner who lives in the same city
When: June 2009 to May 2010
Location: Room 241 John Dewey Hall
Investigators: Julia Camuso and Alessandra Rellini
Faculty: Alessandra Rellini
Assistants: Julia Camuso, Jennifer Staples, Sarah Roberts, Whitney Northrop, Danielle Desrochers
Phone:
(802) 419-0820
Email: shrc@uvm.edu
website: http://www.uvm.edu/~shrc
Mechanisms for Risky Sex and Relationship Adjustment
Three saliva samples are taken. While watching sexually explicit videos both physiological and subjective sexual arousal are measured. On Day One, you will answer several questionnaires. On Day Two, you will also be interviewed.
Compensation:
$80
Qualifications: This study is open to:
  • women 18 to 30 years of age
  • having had sex with a partner
When: December 2007 to September 2010
Location: Room 241 John Dewey Hall
Investigators: Alessandra Rellini
Faculty: Alessandra Rellini & Dianna Murray-Close
Assistants: Julia Camuso, Sarah Roberts, Carolyn Dundon, Whitney Northrop, Myani Gilbert, Danielle Desrochers
Phone:
(802) 419-0820
Email: shrc@uvm.edu
website: http://www.uvm.edu/~shrc
Coping with Rural Community HIV Stigma: Sexual Behavior and Psychological Well-Being
This is a longitudinal study. Participants will visit the Person Environment Zone Projects research site at the University of Vermont 3 times over a 6 month period (every 90 days). During their first visit, participants will complete a variety of questionnaires about their experiences with HIV/AIDS stigma, their perceptions of their community, their experience with relationships, how they cope with stress, about their sexual behavior, and about their psychological health. Participants will also call an automated IVR phone-in diary to report their experiences every day for 7 days after their first visit.
Can't travel to the University of Vermont? We may be coming to your area! Please call us if you are interested in participating but are unable to travel to our research site in Burlington, Vermont.
Compensation:
Compensation for participating in our research is determined by the time of your visit (Time 1 = $40, Time 2 = $50, Time3 = $60), the distance you travel to our research site ($0.55 per mile plus $12.50 for every 50 miles, round trip), and your completion of the IVR phone-in diary ($10 for each day you complete a call, plus a bonus $15 if you complete all seven days in a row). Total compensation could be as much as $235 plus travel.
Qualifications: This study is open to all people living with HIV/AIDS who are:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • live in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, or Eastern NY
When: Starting September 2009
Location: Room 101 John Dewey Hall
Investigators: Tara McCuin, Andy Knapp, Susan Richardson, Jenn Zangl, Kristie Weibust
Faculty: Carol Miller & Sondra Solomon
Assistants:
Phone:
(802) 656-8029
toll free (866) 532-7183
Email: pez@uvm.edu
website: http://www.uvm.edu/~pez
Emotion Regulation in Young Children with Autism
Children with autism will be put in brief frustrating situations to observe emotion regulation strategies. A developmental assessment will also be performed.
Compensation:
$25, toy for the child
Qualifications: Children ages 2-4 diagnosed with autism, and their mothers
When: Starting 7/1/09
Location: Room 339 John Dewey Hall
Investigators: Kristin Mount
Faculty: Susan Crockenberg & Patricia Prelock
Assistants: Amy Harmon and Mahasidhdhi Parmar
Phone: (802) 999-3902
Email: kristin.mount@uvm.edu
website:
Kindergarten Transition Study
This study looks at how children make the transition into kindergarten. Kindergarten is typically a child's first foray into formal schooling and we are interested in comparing the experiences of children in this situation to the experiences from a study of the same participants then they were toddlers. Child temperament is also assessed.
Compensation: $15 for parent, $10 for teacher
Qualifications: Must have participated in study with Patricia Barrig-Jo when child was 2½ years old. Teacher of child also fills out questionnaires.
When: August 2008-September 2008 and August 2009-September 2009
Location: Questionnaire project, no laboratory visits
Investigators: Kristin Mount
Faculty: Susan Crockenberg
Assistants: Aubrey Edson
Phone: (802) 999-3902
Email: kmount@uvm.edu
website:
Smoking Treatment and Anxiety Management Prevention Study (STAMP)
Are you a smoker? Do you want help in decreasing your anxiety and quitting smoking?
Compensation: Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy and up to $142.50
Qualifications: Cigarette Smokers who want to quit and are between the ages of 18-45.
When: starting 8/07
Location: Ira Allen School
Faculty: Michael Zvolensky
Phone: (802) 656-0655
Email: psycahrl@uvm.edu
website: www.ahrl.net

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