Thank you to everyone who has participated (in one form or another)
in our research! Without your help, we could not complete any of these
We always can use help, so if the projects below interest you, please participate:
Project 1. Does silence help or hurt teamwork? Problem solving under different communication conditions
We invite you to participate in a research investigation of students’ ability to solve puzzles with a partner under different communication conditions. Volunteers will participate in an hour long study that will include a puzzle task and some questionnaires. They will receive a $4.00 WolfBucks card for showing up for their appointment. Your instructor also might offer you extra credit. More details about the purpose and audience for the study will be shared with participants after they complete the initial tasks. Please do your best to keep your appointment because you will be working with another student partner.
To sign up for a date and time that fits your schedule, please click the following link:
Project 2. Did the T.A. cross the line? Evaluate a student complaint
We are studying gender differences in 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. Our goal is to get a clearer picture of how gender differences influence students' attitudes toward potentially problematic student mentor relationships. We plan to compare male students with female students. 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.
If you identify as a female CSU student, please go to the internet address below:
If you identify as a male CSU student, please go to the internet address below:
Thank you for volunteering your time to further our research.
(2017-2018 Research Team, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California)
(2016-2017 Research Team, Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA)
To learn more about current projects, please click on the relevant title.