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Heather J. Smith

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Organizational Justice Research Team

 

 


(Spring 2015)

We investigate how people change their definitions of fairness and their reactions to disadvantage or conflict when they identify themselves as members of different groups.  For example, an individual’s willingness to accept an ingroup authority’s decision increases if the individual perceives the decision-maker as treating them fairly, but an individual’s willingness to accept an outgroup authority’s decision increases if they receive favorable outcomes.

A list of current research projects is available at: http://www.sonoma.edu/users/s/smithh/lab/pages/labproj.html

If you would like to read more about my background, you can read my "FRESCA" profile.

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(From http://sulab.org/2010/05/volunteers-please/)

Please participate in any research project in just one.

Project 1. Did the T.A. cross the line? Evaluate a student complaint

We are studying students' perceptions of undergraduate teaching assistants. This is a particularly important issue because of recent and future changes in the use of upper division undergraduates in these mentoring roles. The central part of this study requires you to read a brief description of a student complaint and then answer a set of questions about your reactions. 

THIS QUESTIONNAIRE REQUIRES A DESKTOP SCREEN TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE.

To learn more about the study and to participate, please click the link below:

https://sonoma.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aW2skKAUBIdrLTv

Project 2. What went wrong? How an SSU student's response to a shove could impact SSU (SSU undergraduates only)

We invite you to participate in a study designed to learn SSU students’ reactions to a video re-enactment of a recent student altercation. Volunteers will complete an online questionnaire in which they first watch the video, and then answer a series of questions about their reactions. It typically takes people about 20 to 30 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

To learn about the study and participate, please click the link below:

https://sonoma.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCNmWiCdsnXGnyt

Project 3.Tell us what young people like you think about physicians (Anyone between 18 and 26 years old)

We are interested in young people's impressions of physicians' webpages. In this study, we will ask you to evaluate two web pages that describe a general practice physician. The study takes about 15 minutes to complete.

To learn more about the study and participate, please click the link below:

Evaluate Physician Webpages

Project 4.  Help improve the university by sharing your experiences (SSU undergraduates only)

You are invited to participate in a study designed to learn more about undergraduate students’ experiences. We plan to compare Sonoma State University students’ evaluations with Italian university students’ answers. The questionnaire includes questions about your feelings toward the university, your perceptions of faculty, your own study behavior and your evaluation of different discussion group formats. The questionnaire takes most participants about 20 minutes.

To learn more about the study and participate, please click the link below:

Classroom Experiences

Thank you for your help!

 

 

 

 

Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Psychology Department
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 93928

707-664-2587
email: smithh@sonoma.edu