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Current Research Studies

Below is a list of the studies that are running this semester. To sign up for a study, email the researcher.

Remember that you MUST be 18 years or older to participate in ANY research study. If you are not yet 18, you MUST complete the alternate assignment for PSY 100 or PSY 247.

Faculty and Student Independent Research

  • 2 research credits (30 - 60 minutes)
    We are looking for women (18+) to participate in our study and to recruit a parent to participate in our study about the similarities and differences in the mate preferences of women and their parents. During this study, you will be asked to answer questions about your preferred traits in mates. Similarly, your parent will be asked questions about preferred traits in mates for their adult child (you). You will then view photographs and profile descriptions of potential mates and be asked for your opinion of the described individuals. The questionnaire will take 15 minutes or less to complete and you will get 2 research credits for your participation (1 for your participation and 1 for the participation of your parent).
    This study takes place online. Email Noelle Ciccarelli at ciccarellin@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Madeleine Fugère.
  • 2 research credits (30 - 60 minutes)
    This study is about whether certain factors can affect color change detection. During this study, you will be asked a series of questions pertaining to attention. You will try to identify whether a shape is changing color or not in the second half of the study.
    This study takes place online. Email Joselyn Perez at perezjosel@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    Participants will complete brief surveys addressing how they spend their leisure time, work/school balance, and other measures related to well-being. Participants must be working at least part-time to be eligible for this study. You will receive one experimental credit for participation.
    This study takes place online. Email Allison Reguin at reguina@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Peter Bachiochi.

Research Methods II Studies

  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study focuses on the relationship between social media use and life satisfaction and its impact on gender. You will be asked questions pertaining to social media use and how satisfied you feel with your life.
    This study takes place online. Email Madeleine Sheldon at sheldonmad@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study was designed to investigate how binge eating may be related to anxiety and/or impulsivity in college students. During this study, you will answer survey questions on your emotions and behaviors related to eating. You will also answer questions regarding your impulsive behaviors and anxiety levels.
    This study takes place online. Email Morgan K. Bakoledis at bakoledism@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about the relationship between procrastination and personality traits. You will complete 2 questionnaires-one that will assess how often you procrastinate on certain tasks and how much of a problem procrastination is for you and one that will assess personality traits that you feel you have.
    This study takes place online. Email Talia Botelho at botelhot@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about the effects of regulating emotions and the use of mindfulness on impulsivity. During this study, you will answer survey questions on your tendency to regulate your emotions, your use of mindfulness techniques, and your levels of impulsivity.
    This study takes place online. Email Abigail Bourdon at Bourdona@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about how general procrastination relates to the level of social anxiety an individual has. During this study you will answer survey questions about the levels of procrastination and social anxiety you face in your everyday life.
    This study takes place online. Email Jeniel Edmonds at edmondsje@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    The purpose of this study is to determine if limited social connectedness is related to increased levels of depression and anxiety in college students. During this study, participants will complete a series of questionnaires that assess communication through technology, social connectedness, depression and anxiety symptoms.
    This study takes place online. Email Kaitlin Jando at jandok@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about how attachment style predicts romantic relationship satisfaction with a mediating variable of gender. During this study, you will answer survey questions about how comfortable or anxious you feel in your interpersonal relationships, as well as answer survey questions relating to your experiences in your current or previous romantic relationship.
    This study takes place online. Email Jane Marr at marrja@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    The purpose of this study is to examine how contact with disabled persons and attitude toward persons with disabilities are related. The purpose is also to assess differences in attitudes toward persons with disabilities between students in different majors and genders. You will be asked to complete two questionnaires regarding this purpose.
    This study takes place online. Email Paige Iverson at iversonpa@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study relates the number of siblings one has to their quality of friendships and their social self-esteem. You will start the study by disclosing how many siblings you have, and then you will spend some time filling out survey questions regarding the quality of your friendships as well as your self-esteem in social situations.
    This study takes place online. Email Alicia Kravies at kraviesa@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about how the amount of exercise someone does can influence their well-being. During this survey, you will be answering questions about the amount of exercise you do in a week and your reported well-being.
    This study takes place online. Email Mikayla Doody at doodym@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about how maternal and paternal parenting influences academic motivation. During this study, you will answer survey questions about maternal and paternal parenting styles you experienced. In addition you will answer survey questions about why you are going to college.
    This study takes place online. Email Michaela Perry at perrymich@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about cell phone usage and attention. In this study, you will answer some survey questions about your cell phone use and attention during your daily lives.
    This study takes place online. Email Ryan Jackson at jacksonry@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about how ethnic identity is related to perceived racism and stress. During this study, you will answer survey questions about your ethnic identity, your experience with racism, and your typical stress levels.
    This study takes place online. Email Kamalia Warren at warrenkam@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study will focus on how sociocultural standards of the ideal male body figure relates to men's drive for muscularity and body satisfaction. During this study you will answer survey questions about your body satisfaction, as well as your drive for muscularity.
    This study takes place online. Email Miguel Morales at moralesmig@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about whether ethnicity and generation status is related to academic motivation. During this study, you will answer survey questions about being a college student and how strongly you identify with your culture.
    This study takes place online. Email Joselyn Perez at perezjosel@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study emphasizes the importance of procrastination in academic settings. Active procrastination is related to high creative self-efficacy and personality traits. This study will help gain insights about active procrastination and how students perceive it. The study contains four questionnaires.
    This study takes place online. Email Angie Martinez at martinezangi@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 2 research credits (30 - 60 minutes)
    This study aims to examine the relationships between religiosity, sexual guilt, and sexual satisfaction in college students.
    This study takes place online. Email Taylor Val at valt@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is designed to investigate how college student stress and self-esteem are related. This study will also look for relationships to see if gender has any impact on the college students stress levels and their self-esteem.
    This study takes place online. Email Meghan Wood at woodme@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about how personality is related to why an individual listens to music and what they listen to. During this study, you will answer survey questions about your personality as well as your music listening habits.
    This study takes place online. Email Emma Garrett at garrette@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study seeks to examine the relationship between the work-life balance, job satisfaction, job performance, and turnover intentions among working college students. During this study, participants will be asked to fill out four questionnaires which should not take longer than 20 minutes to complete.
    This study takes place online. Email Caitlin Burke at burkecai@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study aims to examine the influence social media has on mental health. Social media has become a central role of everyday life. During this study, you will be asked to answer questions about depressive symptoms, social anxiety, and body satisfaction. The goal of this study is to determine if social media can affect an individual’s psychological health.
    This study takes place online. Email Hannah Prada at pradah@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    You will start the study by taking three surveys assessing your stress, anxiety, and physiological arousal levels. Then, you will be viewing pictures. Finally, you will take the same three surveys again. At the conclusion of the study, you will receive a debriefing form and your earned research credits.
    This study takes place online. Email Kelsey McAllister at mcallisterke@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This research study will examine different personality types and how they are related to stress levels among individuals. Coping mechanisms for stress will also be examined in this study. This study will determine if characteristics associated with the Big 5 personality types (specifically neuroticism and extraversion) will influence stress levels and coping mechanisms in individuals. In this study you will be asked to complete 3 short surveys that will ask questions regarding personality characteristics, stress, and coping mechanisms.
    This study takes place online. Email Stephanie Crysler at cryslers@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is meant to understand if there is any significance between how much time you spend on social media and how it impacts your overall depressive symptoms and body satisfaction. You will be asked to fill out three questionnaires on social media use, depression, and body satisfaction/self esteem. No deception is involved in this study. The entire study will take approximately 30 minutes or less. I foresee no risks or discomforts to you as a result of participating in this study other than those normally encountered in day-to-day life. You will receive class credit for participating in this study. No special criteria is needed to participate.
    This study takes place online. Email Sarah McMerriman at mcmerrimansa@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study aims to understand the extent to which college students are experiencing stress and anxiety through academics. This study will also investigate overall well being among college students.
    This study takes place online. Email Adam Beaty at Beatyad@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    In this study you will complete a social support questionnaire to measure the amount of social support you have. In addition to measuring social support, your levels of depression, anxiety, and stress will be measured using questionnaires.
    This study takes place online. Email Lian Camacho-Rosado at camachorosadol@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study examines the impact of four personality traits on physical exercise. Gender effects are also investigated. Participants will complete two surveys.
    This study takes place online. Email Katelyn Kawabe at kawabek@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    The purpose of this study is to see how relationship quality and sexual satisfaction in romantic relationships influence one another, and how length of relationships and gender differences impact overall relationship quality. You will be asked to fill out two questionnaires.
    This study takes place online. Email Jazzabelle Pluss at plussj@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study is about evaluating the mental health of college students. During this study, you will be asked to complete two surveys, along with questioning your athletic status.
    This study takes place online. Email Illiana Stavens at stavensi@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    Generally speaking, personality traits have been known to affect the outcome of romantic relationships. An individual's personality has the potential to determine whether a romantic relationship is successful or unsuccessful. This study is aimed to analyze whether a specific personality trait will have an impact on romantic relationships. This study will highlight how an individuals personality can affect key factors, such as communication skills and emotional intimacy, that are commonly needed to maintain a successful relationship. This study will provide a basic overview of common communication and intimacy issues couples may face that may be influenced by different personality traits possessed in the relationship.
    This study takes place online. Email Sheanna Rankin at rankins@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This research will attempt to examine how frequency of pornography use and viewing a diverse variety of pornographic content, will affect attitudes held concerning the roles of women and men in society. Surveys will be administered to measure frequency of pornography use, variety of content watched, and attitudes towards men and women in society. Integrity of your responses is crucial to the investigation of the relationship between these variables and is greatly appreciated. Due to privacy concerns regarding the sensitivity of responses, precautions have been taken to ensure survey reports remain anonymous.
    This study takes place online. Email Brianna Abbott at abbottbri@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    In this study, you will be asked a series of questions in a survey about how stress and depressed you may feel as a college student with or without social support. The topic of the questions will be about your experience with stress, depression, and social support. This study should take approximately 30 minutes.
    This study takes place online. Email Terrae Patterson at pattersonte@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 2 research credits (30 - 60 minutes)
    The following study is comprised of questionnaires related to procrastination and anxiety. The purpose is to test to see how the two relate.
    This study takes place online. Email Kevin Insignares at insignaresk@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study will analyze how different levels of physical activity influence participant's level of perceived stress as well as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Participants will complete 3 questionnaires relating to these variables.
    This study takes place online. Email Madison Bodley at bodleyma@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study focuses on the relationship between personal contact with people with disabilities and empathy on attitudes towards people with disabilities. Participants will complete three surveys.
    This study takes place online. Email Mackenzie Gitzendanner at gitzendannerm@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study looks at levels of stress and anxiety due to negative news media. Factors will include time spent looking at news media and the level of news consumed by participants. This study will involve completing three online surveys. This study should take no longer than 30 minutes.
    This study takes place online. Email Julia Giachello at giachelloju@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    Personality Traits and Anxiety by Aubrey Crook. Participants will be asked to complete four small surveys. Three of these surveys will be evaluating personality traits in participants, these being extraversion, neuroticism, and openness. I will also use the fourth and final survey to evaluate anxiety in participants. You will receive 1 credit for your participation in this study. You can best contact me with any questions or concerns at my campus email: crooka@my.easternct.edu.
    This study takes place online. Email Aubrey Crook at crooka@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    The present study examines relationship-contingent self-esteem with the overall impact it has on romantic relationship satisfaction. The study also examines differences between females and males on these factors.
    This study takes place online. Email Sabrina Martins at martinssab@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between empathy and sustainable behavior.
    This study takes place online. Email Elijah Hooper at hoopere@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Dr. Alita Cousins.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study investigates the relationship between individualism-collectivism association, loneliness, and university stress. Participants will complete 3 surveys. 1 credit will be given.
    This study takes place online. Email Montserrat Amieva-Ramos at amievaramosm@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study will examine outcomes of cell phone and technology use on overall satisfaction of romantic relationships as well as jealousy levels. Participants complete three questionnaires. Participants must be in a romantic relationship and have been in one sometime during the past six months.
    This study takes place online. Email Victoria Ray at rayv@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study investigates how the appearance of strength affect an individual's judgement about dominance and anger. Participants will complete questions based on the picture they receive and will make their decisions using the questions. 1 credit will be given.
    This study takes place online. Email Francis ANtwi at antwif@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study will examine the relationship between perceived stress and perceived locus of control in college students. This study consists of three surveys.
    This study takes place online. Email Jerelyn Rodriguez at Rodriguezjere@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study examines how work-related stress can affect romantic relationships. You will be asked to complete three surveys. The entire study will take approximately 30 minutes or less. Your name will only be collected in the consent form to help ensure confidentiality. Your responses will be used to test the hypothesis that work-related stress causes an increase in relationship stress and a decrease in relationship satisfaction. Your participation is voluntary, and you have the right to withdraw from the study or not answer questions at any time without penalty.
    This study takes place online. Email Sydney Santiago at santiagosy@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study investigates the relationship between different attachment styles and romantic relationships. Participants will complete a survey on attachment style and another on romantic relationship satisfaction. Note! Participants must currently be in a romantic relationship or have been in a relationship in the last 6 months
    This study takes place online. Email Alexandra Santiago at santiagoale@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    This study investigates the relationship between social media use and levels of depression, anxiety, and positive/negative body image. Participants will complete three surveys.
    This study takes place online. Email Jalina Bartlett at bartlettjal@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.
  • 1 research credit (less than 30 minutes)
    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between working college students developing depression and burnout because of having to balance the conflicting roles in their lives. You will be asked to complete three questionnaires regarding the ways in which you experience each of the three factors listed above. Note: You must be currently employed to participate in this study.
    This study takes place online. Email Erin Bernard at bernarder@my.easternct.edu to participate. This research is supervised by Mr. Malcolm McCulloch.